Liverpool became the first English side to knock Manchester United out of European competition following their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford that took them through 3-1 on aggregate.
The Reds performed well in general but Emre Can’s performance in particular stood out.
Can was deployed in central midfield alongside captain Jordan Henderson and did an excellent job breaking up United attacks and not giving the opposition tie on the ball.
The 22-year-old made a total of eight tackles – more than any other player – as well as seven blocks, four inteceptions, four clearances and won three aerial duals.
Emre Can game by numbers vs Man Utd:
8 tackles won
3 aerial duels won
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 17, 2016
Can’s passing was not at his best with an accuracy of just 74 percent which is poor by his standards but he did create two goal scoring opportunities including the Reds equaliser.
The Germany international of Turkish origin also regained possession seven times over the course of the game which was more than any other player.
Emre Can has already regained possession seven times this evening. More than any other player on the pitch. pic.twitter.com/bvd4F5Qfvr
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 17, 2016
Can now has two goals and two assists in all competitions for Liverpool this season.