Liverpool legend John Aldridge has stated that Emre Can’s best position is as a ‘sitting; defensive midfielder.

The former striker claims that Can should limit the amount of forward runs he makes and that he should simplify his game.

“And in midfield, Emre Can was excellent. He’s better when he does the simple things and doesn’t try to run with the ball too much,” Aldridge told the Daily Post.

“I know some people disagree but I think he can develop into a really quality sitting midfielder in years to come.

“For me he’s played in a three at centre back so there’s no reason he couldn’t hold in midfield.”

Can was selected as man of the match during Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

The 22-year-old worked assiduously trying to break up Palace attacks and was a threat going forwards making the highest number of successful dribbles (5).

Can was hugely influential both defensively and in the final third. The Germany international made the highest number of passes for his side with 83 percent accuracy helping his side retain possession even when down to 10 men.

Liverpool take on Manchester United in the Europa League this week. Can has provided one assist and scored two goals in 40 appearances for the Red’s this season.

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