Emre Can was Liverpool's 'best defender' says Mark Lawrenson

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Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has stated that Emre Can was Liverpool’s best defender last season.

the Germany u21 international spent the majority of the season on the right hand side of a three back despite being signed as midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen for £9.75 million last summer.

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Lawrenson went onto say that Can may be more effective if he was played further up the field.

“At right-sided centre-back, he saw a pass because you’ve got a bit more time and you’d hope he’d still be able to see that pass 15 yards further forward,” Lawrenson told the Express

“Maybe Emre Can was their best player in the back three [last season].”

Can played in midfield for Germany u21 in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The former Bayern Munich man scored a goal in his sides opening game and provided an assist in the second.

The 21-year-old will return to Liverpool after a short break to begin pre-season training. The Germany U21 international is expected to play in midfield for the Red’s next season.

Can made a total of 27 appearances for the Premier League outfit this season and also featured in the FA Cup and Europa League.