Emre Can started at right-back for the first time last night as Liverpool succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hull City.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers tinkered with his side following a disappointing run of results in recent weeks. The former Swansea boss set out his side in a 4-3-3 formation with Emre Can at right back.
The 21-year-old was signed to the club as a midfielder but has played the majority of his games in a three-man defence. Can received a rating of 6.76 from whoscored.com for his performance against Hull.
Only watching the highlights but Emre Can looks like the first right back I've ever seen with a free role!!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 28, 2015
Emre Can is an awful full back but if we keep playing him there I'm sure it'll work out. Kind of like playing one striker has.
— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) April 28, 2015
We have Johnson and Manquillo, two right backs on the bench and yet we are playing Emre Can, a midfielder, at right back.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) April 19, 2015
Emre Can the false inverted right back
— Ü (@ThoseScouseLads) April 28, 2015
Liverpool fans seemed to be bemused at Rodgers decision to move the in-form player to right back rather than play him in midfield.
Can has made 35 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season. Liverpool take on QPR this weekend.