Liverpool boss Rodgers impressed with Emre Can’s versatility
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been impressed with Emre Can’s ability to play in numerous positions on the field.
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.
“I went to watch him play against Hamburg last April,” Rodgers told Liverpool FC’s official website.
“We were expecting him to play central midfield and when he came out he was at centre-half. He looked very accomplished that day.
“I like to have a midfield player who can fill in at centre-half when you have domination of the ball so he can start attacks.
“He enjoys the different roles. If you think of where he’s played already for us, he’s played as the right sided central defender, he’s played out wide in the 3-4-3, and he’s played in centre midfield.”
Liverpool are seventh in the league with 39 points from 24 games. The Reds take on Tottenham this weekend.
Can put in another impressive performance on the weekend against rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby.
The Germany U20 international has made a total of 21 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.