Emre Can provides positive update on Liverpool talks, reveals verdict on Klopp
By Russell Edge
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has revealed that he is happy at Anfield as contract talks remain ongoing between the club and the player.
The 23-year-old has been at the club since signing in the summer of 2014 under Brendan Rodgers and will be entering the final year of his contract in the summer.
In his three seasons on Merseyside he has become an important squad player under both Rodgers and current boss Jurgen Klopp, and this campaign has gone on to make 38 appearances across all competitions.
Manager Klopp revealed to the Daily Express that contract talks were ongoing for Can to extend his stay at the club.
Now German international Can has insisted that he is happy at Anfield, but was coy about the contract discussions.
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He told the Times: “I have still a contract here and I am very happy. That’s all I can say.”
Can also paid credit to his manager, who he says has helped him develop into a better player and that he appreciates his decision to play him solely in a central role.
“Since Klopp is here I played just one position and that’s very, very good,” said the eight-time-capped international to the Times.
“It’s important you play a long time in one position, to learn it properly.
“I am more definite, stronger in the tackles. Klopp always wants you to give everything in a game.”
Can has played a key role in Liverpool’s success this season, scoring five goals including winners against Burnley and Watford.
His goal against the Hornets was an outstanding overhead effort, and his manager admits that the stunning strike will mean fans are likely to be unanimous when talking about the player’s future.
He told the Times: “After his bicycle kick, probably everyone wants him to stay.”
In other Liverpool news, this Liverpool man has vented his frustrations about Jurgen Klopp’s decisions.