Liverpool star Emre Can pays respects to Stephan Beckenbauer

Liverpool star Emre Can paid his respects to Stephan Beckenbauer who passed away earlier today.

The son of Bayern Munich legend Franz Bekenbauer was just 46-year-old. The news was confirmed on the official Bayern Munich website but no reason was given for the cause of death.

Stephan had a brief playing career with FC Saarbruecken and also played for 1860 Munich and Bayern Munich’s youth side.

Can shared an Instagram picture of Stephan alongside the caption: “ec2323Sie waren ein großartiger Mensch und Trainer!!! #rip #stephan #beckenbauer.”

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Stephan coached Bayern youth teams and Can worked together with him during his time at the club.

The 21-year-old later joined Bayer Leverkusen followed by a £9.75 million move to Liverpool last summer. Can did initially sign as a central midfielder but played most of last season as a defender in Brendan Rogers back-three and as a right-back.

Can spent most of the summer on international duty with the Germany U21 side but has since returned for pre-season training.

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