Liverpool's Emre Can: 'I wouldn't really call myself a right-back'

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

Liverpool’s Emre Can: ‘I wouldn’t really call myself a right-back’

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Liverpool’s in-form player Emre Can has stated that while his perferd position isnt in defence, he hasn’t had a problem adjusting to the position.

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Can has started in defence in Liverpool’s last ten league games and has impressed, both with his defensive ability and confidence on the ball.

“I wouldn’t really call myself a right-back. It is demanded that I have an attacking approach, and also get involved in the build-up play,” Can told Sport Bild.

“Indeed, the position was a surprise to me at first. I had never played it before, and feel more at home in midfield. But during my youth I also played at centre-back. Maybe that’s why adjusting wasn’t that difficult.”

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Liverpool have not lost a Premier League game in which Can has started in defence.The 21-year-old was signed from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer as a central midfielder. Rodgers has however, used Can primarily as a defender this season.

Can has one goal and one assist in 28 appearances in all competitions this season for Liverpool.

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