(Photo) Liverpool star Emre Can prays during Bordeaux game

Liverpool beat Bordeaux 2-1 at Anfield to book a place in the Europa League Round of 32 after topping their group.

Emre Can did not start for the Reds but was brought on for Joe Allen on 67 minutes and deployed in a central midfield position.

Can shared a picture of himself on Instagram praying before being brought on for Allen alongside the caption: “3 points Qualified #ynwa #liverpool.”


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The 21-year-old was born in Germany but is an ethnic Turk and muslim. Can is one of three ethnic Turks in the current Germany national team alongside Borussia Dortmund star İlkay Gündoğan and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil.

Liverpool moved into first place in Group B following the victory over the French side.

Can kept his place in the Reds first team following the appointment of Jurgen Klopp who replaced Brendan Rodgers recently.

The young midfielder-come-defender has been deployed in his preferred central midfield position and is expected to start against Swansea on the weekend.