Three reasons why Emre Can should start in Liverpool's midfield

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Emre Can will face competition for a starting place in Liverpool’s midfield this season with the likes of James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen, Coutinho and Lucas Leiva all vying for a place in the reds midfield.

Here are three reasons why Can should be a starter for the Reds in midfield this season.

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1) Size & Strength

While Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen are all talented midfielders, they all lack one specific quality that Emre Can has – physical strength and height.

The 21-year-old is robust in the challenge and has the upper body strength to hold off opponents and shield the ball well. Can offers an attacking threat while increasing Liverpool’s defensive capabilities.

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