Emre Can was Liverpool’s highest performer on Saturday afternoon when the Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
The Merseyside club looked set to record a comfortable home victory when Adam Lallana found the back of the net 26 minutes into the game. The games turning point came just before half time when Jason Puncheon scored a close range free-kick.
Goals from Wilfred Zaha and Glen Murray in the second half earned the visitors the victory on the day.
Can received a rating of 7.53 according to Whoscored – the highest score on the Liverpool team. The 21-year-old made eight tackles, one interception and four clearances. The Germany U21 international also made a total of 67 passes and maintained a passing accuracy of 83.6 percent.
The 21-year-old international’s eight tackles was the more than any other Premier League player over the weekend. Leroy Fer made seven tackles for QPR verses Newcastle while Geoff Camron made six tackles for Stoke’s game against Burnley.
Despite being signed as a midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, Can has found himself in a three man defence and at right back for the majority of the season.
The 21-year-olds ability to win tackles has been one of the key factors in the Red’s boss Brendan Rodgers decision to play him at the back.
Can is expected to make his 30th appearance of the season against Stoke City this weekend.