Emre Can featured in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Southampton in Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield debut yesterday in the Premier League.
The Germany international received a rating of 6.54 from whoscored and was played in his favoured central midfield position.
Can made one tackle, one inteception and made one key pass. The former Bayern Munich man made 67 passes and maintained a passing accuracy of 85%.
Liverpool took the lead in the 77th minute of the game via the summer signing Cristian Benteke. However, Klopp’s side were only able to hold on to the lead for nine minutes.
Southampton found the equaliser in the 86th minute when the in-form Mane found the back of the net.
Liverpool find themselves in ninth place in the Premier League following todays result with 14 points in ten games.
Following the game we took to Twitter to see how Emre Can’s performance went down with Liverpool fans.
There were quite a few critical voices regarding how the 21-year-old performed against the Saints.
Emre Can lacks awareness but that has always been a flaw of his. Don't blame him late on, looked tired. Not as bad as people are saying
— Dinesh Hardayal (@DHardayal) October 25, 2015
Emre Can likes holding onto the people's ball doesn't he?
— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) October 25, 2015
@Andrew_Heaton Emre Can trying to beat the entire Southampton side repeatedly, at walking pace.
— Jürgen (@garymac21) October 25, 2015
I've watched 3 minutes if Liverpool Southampton and Emre Can has made about 6 mistakes. What a donkey
— Daveooo (@DavidForte40) October 25, 2015
In total contrast there was however, a few fans who were full of praise for Can.
HT: #LFC 0-0 Southampton. Emre Çan & Lucas excellent. Origi very poor again. I'm sure Sinclair could do a better job.
— Thomas Dyer (@DyerThomas) October 25, 2015
Emre Can is Liverpool's best player vs Southampton. Possibly best player at the club. Period. #LIVSOU
— John Robertson (@robertson_john) October 25, 2015