The Premier League is stronger and faster than the Bundesliga, says Emre Can

Emre Can has stated that he has had to adapt to the pace of the Premier League since joining the club at the start of the season.

Can joined Liverpool on a £9.75 million move from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and has made 40 appearances in his first season at the club.

The Liverpool star also said that he enjoys the physicality of the English game.

“It was a big move of course, because it was the first time that I [left] Germany,” Can told The Anfield Wrap podcast.

It wasn’t easy because I didn’t speak the language so well but now I’ve improved my English it’s a little bit better.

“In the Premier League every game is a tough game and the bottom team can win against the top team. It’s a lot stronger and faster. For me this is good because I don’t like it if the ref is giving everything as a foul.

“Me, I try to give my everything in every game and give 100%. That’s what the fans see and it’s a big honour for me that they love me and I love them – they’re great fans.”

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Despite playing most of the season in defence Can is expected to move into a central midfield role during the next league campaign with Gerrard leaving.

Can has been called up for the Germany U21 squad ahead of the European Championships this summer.