Playing at right back is 'not natural' for Emre Can says Liverpool legend Aldridge

Former Liverpool player John Aldridge has stated that Emre Can has been playing well despite being played out of position.

Writing in his Liverpool Echo column Aldridge said: “He looks good in defence, including at right-back even though it’s not natural to him.”

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Aldridge underlined that Can has the potential to become one of the Liverpool greats in the future.

“He’s been a big positive for me this season. Can could become a big, big player for us in years to come,” he added.

The 21-year-old joined the Reds as a central midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has however, played Can mainly as a central defender in back-three for most of the season.

Rodgers has recently deployed Can in a right-back role but the former Bayer man could move back into midfield next season with the departure of captain Steven Gerrard.

Can started at right-back again again on the weekend against Chelsea.

The 21-year-old completed the games highest number of tackles (7) and interceptions (4).

Can also made 44 passes at a 90 percent accuracy and completed two key passes.

Liverpool are currently fifth in the table, six points behind Manchester United in fourth with just two matches left to play.