Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has said that his team owe their fans a strong start to the season after the 6-1 thrashing by Stoke City back in May.
The Red’s take on Stoke City – who they lost to on the final game of last season – once again this weekend at the Britannia stadium.
“I hope I can get the goal tally started quickly. We didn’t end the last season particularly well, and I think we owe it to the fans to make amends,” Can told LiverpoolFC.com.
“This is why the first few matches are especially important. I think we can start to put [the Stoke result] right with a few good results.”
Can played out of position against Stoke during their humiliating defeat and was taken off at half-time following a disappointing performance.
The Germany u21 international will be hoping to move into central midfield this season after spending the last league campaign as a makeshift defender in Rodgers back-three and to a lesser extent a right-back.
Can put on an impressive display playing in midfield for the Germany U-21 side in the 2015 U-21 European Championships.
The 21-year-old made a total of 27 appearances for Liverpool last season and also featured in the FA Cup and Europa League.