Emre Can hopes to be in Liverpool midfield next season

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

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.”

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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.