Liverpool youngster Emre Can has stated that he expects to be played in midfield next season after spending the current league campaign playing predominantly as a defender.
“[Brendan] talks all the time with me,” Can was quoted as saying on the official Liverpool website. “He sees me as a midfield player and I hope next year to be playing in midfield.
“Of course he talks with me every day and says what I can do better. He helps my game. He wants to play football and that’s what I want. That’s why I came to Liverpool.”
Can featured mainly as a defender in Reds boss Brendan Rodgers back-three and as a right-back.
The 21-year-old did however, join Liverpool as a central midfielder from Bayern Leverkusen in the summer.
Rodgers has been criticised for playing Can out of position this season especially at fullback.
Can is expected to play as a central midfielder next season to replace the outgoing Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
The Liverpool midfielder-come-defender made a total of 40 appearances in all competitions for the Reds this season and established himself as a first team player.