Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at the Etihad in the Premier League on Sunday 19 March.
Germany international of Turkish origin Emre Can started for the Reds.
The powerful midfielder has come under fire recently after a dip in form but he has been improving lately with an impressive display against Arsenal and the match winning goal against Burnley.
Can did not provide an assist against City but his defence splitting pass did result in Liverpool winning the penalty which James Milner converted.
The 23-year-old actually completed the highest number of passes for his side (44) – just two short of his average number of passes per game according to Whoscored.
Can also put in an admirable defensive display, making more tackles than any other midfield player (4).
The hardworking midfielder played the full 90 minutes against City.
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp will have a tough decision to make when captain Jordan Henderson returns regarding who to start in midfielder with Can and Gini Wijnaldum in great form.
The Reds kept their unbeaten record against teams in the current top six following the draw but it was not enough to take them above 3rd placed City.
Liverpool remain in 4th place following the draw and will take on Everton next in the Merseyside derby on 1 April 2017.