Liverpool team news: Emre Can makes the squad but faces no guarantee over first-team spot against Man Utd

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Liverpool will be hoping to extend their four game wining streak in the Premier League to five games when they take on arch rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has picked a full strength travelling squad. Germany international of Turkish origin Emre Can has made the squad but he has no guarantee over his place in the team after losing his spot during his time spent sidelined with injury.

Can suffered an ankle injury at Burton in the EFL Cup and has found it difficult to break into the team since recovering due to Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Wijnaldum all in good form.

The 22-year-old recently admitted that he has to work hard in order to establish his place back in the team.

“Of course I’m always happy when my team wins, but it’s always different when you play,” Can was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo [via the official Liverpool website]. 

“I have to work hard. I have to get fitness back. If I get game time – which is always different to training – I have to work hard on my game and get confidence again.

“That’s very important for me. I haven’t played so many minutes this season but of course my target is to play a lot of minutes again.

“It is always better to play and be on the pitch. For me, it has been a little bit unlucky so far this season because I came back a little bit late and had a very short break after the Euros.

“Then I came back and got an injury. The team did very well and then I came back and it was not easy to get back into the team.

“Now I have to continue the work, I have to work hard. And I am confident enough that if I am ready and fit, I will play one day.”

Can has played just 21 minutes over the course of the Reds last two Premier League games and has made just five appearances in all competitions this season.

In other Liverpool team news Joe Gomez will miss the game due to a calf injury.

Liverpool squad:

Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius, Alex Manninger, Nathaniel Clyne, Tiago Ilori, Ragnar Klavan, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip , Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno, James Milner, Kevin Stewart, Adam Lallana, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Gini Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Joe Gomez

 

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