Liverpool midfielder did not fail at Bayern Munich says Heiko Vogel

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Former Bayern Munich sporting director Heiko Vogel stated that Emre Can did not leave the club because he failed but because he was impatient.

Can was a highly rated member of the Bayern youth side but left before establishing himself in the first team.

“I would most certainly not say he has failed at Bayern,” Vogel was quoted as saying by Goal.

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The 21-year-old moved to Bayer Leverkusen in pursuit of a regular first team spot and managed to score four goals and provide five assists in 39 appearances.

Can was linked with a return to Bayern following an impressive season at Bayer but joined Liverpool instead for £9.75 million.

The central midfielder fond himself playing in an unfamiliar role as a centre-back as part of a back three for the Reds under Brendan Rodgers.

Can also featured as a right back as part of a back-four but is expected to play in his preferred central midfield role next season with Reds captain Steven Gerrard leaving for the MLS.