Emre Can has been ‘playing brilliant’ says Lallana

Emre Can has been ‘playing brilliant’ says Lallana [divider]

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has praised his teammates Emre Can and Lazar Markovic for their recent performances and settling in quickly to Premier League football.

“Lads like [Lazar] Markovic and [Emre] Can have been playing brilliant,” Lallana told the official Liverpool website.

“They are both kids, 20 and 21, so of course coming to a big club was always going to take a bit of time.”

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Can joined Liverpool on a £9.75 million move from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

The 21-year-old struggled for playing time initially due to a string of injuries but has now established himself as a first-team regular.

Can was probably not expecting to become a first choice defender for the Reds as he signed as a central midfielder but he has adapted well to his new position.

The former Bayer man has started the last seven Premier League games as a defender.

Can has a total of one goal and one assists in 24 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season.

The 21-year-old is expected to make his eight consecutive start for Liverpool against Southampton in the Premier League today.

Liverpool are currently in 7th place but could move into 6th with a win against the Saints.