Emre Can will become a Liverpool great says Rodgers

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

Emre Can will become a Liverpool great says Rodgers [divider]

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that Emre Can will go on to become a big player for the team.

“He’s a kid that is going to go on and be a big player for this team, but also Germany as well,” Rodgers was quoted as saying on the official Liverpool website.

“You see his stature in the game; he can defend, he can pass, he is quick and powerful, then you see his pass for the goal – a wonderful pass.”

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Can has played as a centre-back, full-back and midfielder for the Reds this season.

The 21-year-old was signed as a central midfielder but has started as a defender in Liverpool’s last 10 games.

Rodgers could be tempted to deploy Can in his preferred midfield role in the future following an impressive performance against Bolton in the FA Cup Fourth Round replay.

Can hit the crossbar with a powerful long range effort and setup Raheem Sterling with the equaliser in the 2-1 win.

The 21-year-old started in defence but was pushed up into a midfield position when Liverpool conceded and went in search of an equaliser.

Can was voted Man of the Match following his performance against Bolton.

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