Emre Can scores for Liverpool against Chelsea

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

Emre Can has scored the first goal in his Liverpool career goal against Chelsea in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old midfielder was a surprise inclusion in Liverpool’s starting XI but he repaid his managers faith with a goal in the ninth minute of the game.

Can who moved to Liverpool in a £9.75m deal from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer has missed much of the early part of the season with injury.

The powerful midfielder recently recovered from an injury which had ruled him out for six weeks.

The Germany U20 international also featured for Liverpool against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League this week.

Can made 52 passes during the match with a pass accuracy of 92.3% against Real.

The 20-year-old midfielder provided protection in front of the defence and helped break up Real Madrid attacks.

Can won all three tackles he attempted, recovered possession eight times and made two clearances before being substituted for Coutinho in the second half.

The young midfielder was born in German to Turkish parents and is eligible to represent Germany and Turkey at international level.