German football expert admits Emre Can proved him wrong [divider]
German football expert Jan Aage Fjortoft has admitted that Emre Can has proved his wrong.
Fjortoft told the Daily Express that he thought Can was an average player when he first joined Liverpool.
“I don’t think he is a good signing, I think he’s an average player in Germany,” Fjortoft said.
The German football pundit has since retracted his statement via twitter.
Fjortoft tweeted: “Just deleted my “Emre Can is not a great Liverpool- signing” – tweet. He is doing great at a centre-half- role. Never saw that coming
Can has started in the Reds last 11 games in all competitions.
The 21-year-old has been praised for his versatility this season. Can has played the last 12 games in defence despite being signed as a central midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.
Can put in another impressive performance on the weekend against rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby.
The Liverpool youngster was the Whoscored Man of the Match and received a rating of 8.30.
The 21-year-old made five successful tackles, three interceptions and one clearance.