Liverpool’s Emre Can: ‘It doesn’t matter where I play’
Liverpool’s Emre Can has stated that he does not mind where he plays on the pitch as long as he is helping his team.
The 21-year-old has played the 13 games in a row at the right hand side of a three man defence despite being signed as a midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.
“From my point of view, it doesn’t matter where I play. The main thing is to be on the pitch where I can help the team,” Can told Liverpool FC’s official website.
“If I can help the team by playing in midfield, then I will play in midfield. If I am needed at the back, I will play in defence.
“I’m fitter now and it means I can perform. Luckily, the manager is playing me and I am gaining in confidence the more I play. Now I am looking to produce consistency in my game and good performances.”
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has opted to keep Can in defence despite an injury to Lucas. Rodgers has however, been impressed with Can’s versatility and recently said that he would play in midfield one day.
Can has made a total of one goal and one assist in 23 appearances this season.