Liverpool star Emre Can has identified Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Borussia Dortmund player to keep an eye on going into the Europa League quarter-final first-leg in Germany.
Can told Liverpool’s official website: “I follow the Bundesliga so that’s why I know their team.
“I played a few times against Dortmund so I know they’re very strong.
‘They press well, they can play football, and they have a good striker in Aubameyang – he can always score.”
Aubameyang is on fire this season having scored 33 goals in 37 appearances for the Bundesliga giants.
The 22-year-old midfielder also stated that Dortmund will work hard and try to hit Liverpool on the counter-attack.
“[Thomas] Tuchel’s teams run a lot, I think. He likes when they run a lot, and they counter-attack. It was the same at Mainz. They have very good players who can play on the counter,” he added.
Can has never played against against Dortmund under the stewardship of Tuchel but he has played against the German giants in the past during his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich.
Dortmund have a full strength squad with the exception of Ilkay Gundogan who has returned to training but remains a doubt after only recently recovering from injury.
Can, Gundogan and Nuri Sahin were all born in Germany to Turkish parents and were able to represent both countries at international level.