Liverpool fought back from a goal to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park despite going down to 10 men after James Milner was sent off.
Joe Ledley gave Palace the lead just after half-time and the Reds looked to have blown any chances of a comeback when Milner was shown a red card for a second yellow on 62 minutes.
With Milner sent off Emre Can took responsibility in midfield and put on a man of the match performance.
Can worked assiduously trying to break up Palace attacks and was a threat going forwards making the highest number of successful dribbles (5).
The Germany international of Turkish origin was hugely influential both defensively and in the final third. Can made the highest number of passes for his side with 83 percent accuracy helping his side retain possession even when down to 10 men.
Palace keeper McCarthy gifted Firminho an equaliser on 72 minutes and Benteke scored a last minute penalty for the victory.
We took to social media after the game to take a look at what Liverpool fans made of Can’s performance.
Emre Can produced an all-action display in that first half… pic.twitter.com/0tYgsAOqcy
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 6, 2016
Reds fans were ecstatic about Can’s performance and the general theme was that Jurgen Klopp should be considering the Germany international of Turkish origin as captain material.
Emre Can is our best player by the way. Future captain. Future leader. Future legend.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) March 6, 2016
Can’s leadership qualities went down a treat with the Reds faithful.
Emre Can exceptional too. Turning into a real leader.
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) March 6, 2016
Emre Can is a future captain
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) March 6, 2016
Can’s defensive qualities often get praised but the offensive side of his game often goes unnoticed.
Emre Can my man of the match…
Strength, pace, solid in defence & always looking to play forward!
Doubting #lfc fans take a running jump!
— Liverpool FC (@LFCblogster) March 6, 2016
Interesting metaphor used to describe Can here. Most of us have heard about the 22-year-old being nicknamed the ‘Tank’ but it seems there is a new moniker for the young midfielder.
Emre Çan is like a pick up truck. Won't look all fancy on good roads but will bail you out on the bad ones. Was immense today!
— Liverpool FC 360 (@LFC_360) March 6, 2016
It was actually difficult to find a negative comment among the Twitter love-fest.
Emre Can MOTM today. Dominant from the start, even more so when we went to 10 men. So excited for his future; only 22 remember.
— Anfield Hub (@AnfieldHub) March 6, 2016
Emre Can should be captain, inspired that win. What a player
— Dinesh Hardayal (@DHardayal) March 6, 2016
Emre Can has probably made 48163481 interceptions over the last three games. Quite impressive.
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) March 6, 2016
Emre can is an absolute machine 💪🏼
— Patrick Bamford (@Patrick_Bamford) March 6, 2016
Emre Can is single-handedly doing the job of three midfielders at the minute. Bossing it.
— Si (@PhantomGoal) March 6, 2016
Even non Liverpool fans were impressed.
Emre Can is by far Liverpool's best player
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) March 6, 2016