Emre Can was rested for Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth in the League cup yesterday evening.
The win was the first in the newly appointed manager Jurgen Klopp’s
Can has also been nicknamed the tank and even a ‘Rolls Royce’ by former manager Brendan Rodgers for his physical style of play. The Germany international got to start in his preferred central midfield role against Kazan.
The 21-year-old is one of three ethnic Turks in the current Germany national team alongside Arsenal star Mesut Özil and Borussia Dortmund midfielder İlkay Gündoğan.
Liverpool have drawn their first three games under the command of Klopp.
Can featured in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Southampton in Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield debut last weekend in the Premier League.
Liverpool took the lead in the 77th minute of the game via the summer signing Cristian Benteke. However, Klopp’s side were only able to hold on to the lead for nine minutes. Southampton found the equaliser in the 86th minute when the in-form Mane found the back of the net.
The Red’s find themselves in ninth place in the Premier League following todays result with 14 points in ten games.