Liverpool continued their impressive start to the 2015-16 Premier League with a goalless away draw away to Arsenal.
The Reds were coming off the of back-to-back wins against Bournemouth and Stoke City and now find themselves in joint second place.
Emre Can was included in Liverpool’s starting line-up by manager Brendan Rodgers following an injury to club captain Jordan Henderson last weekend.
Henderson was substituted off the field against Bournemouth with a foot injury and was not risked in yesterday’s game.
Can played alongside Lucas Leiva and James Milner in a three-man midfield. The Germany u21 international received a rating of 6.64 from Whoscored. The former Bayern Munich man made two key passes, two tackles and two interceptions.
Summer signings Benteke, Milner and Clyne all made their third start’s for Liverpool yesterday. The Reds take on West Ham United next weekend.
Below are some of the reactions to Emre Can’s performance on social media.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 24, 2015
The old ‘Rolls Royce’ moniker was brought up again and it seems most fans were impressed with his work rate.
Emre Can. Rolls Royce in midfield!
— raj (@rajlfc9) August 24, 2015
The movement of Firmino has been what we've been lacking in the opening two games. Emre Can has been boss in midfield.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) August 24, 2015
Best midfield performance I've ever seen Emre Can play.
— 〰 (@ClemLFC1892) August 24, 2015
Lucas, Milner and Emre Can bossed that midfield last night
— Jax Teller (@NabsLFC) August 25, 2015
Emre Can and Lucas Leiva worked very hard in the midfield not forgetting James Milner.
— olifant (@Olieefant) August 25, 2015