Liverpool midfielder Emre Can improving English

Martin Tyler

Liverpool youngster Emre Can admitted that he is settling well into life in England and has improved his command of English since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

“It wasn’t easy because I didn’t speak the language so well but now I’ve improved my English, it’s a little bit better,” Can told the official Liverpool website.

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Can has been taking English classes to improve his command of the language and communicate better with teammates.

The 21-year-old also stated that moving to England from Germany was daunting at first but that he has adapted well.

“It was a big move, of course, because it was the first time that I [left] Germany,” Can continued.

The midfielder-come-defender was widely regarded as one of the Reds best signing last season.

Can made a total of 40 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool and established himself as a regular in Brendan Rodgers first-team.

Despite playing most of the season in defence Can is expected to move into a central midfield role during the next league campaign with captain Steven Gerrard leaving.

Can has been called up for the Germany U21 squad ahead of the European Championships this summer.