Emre Can shares special moment he had with Steven Gerrard after first joining Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs round second leg match between Liverpool FC and 1899 Hoffenheim at Anfield on August 23, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Emre Can shares special moment he had with Steven Gerrard after first joining Liverpool

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard needs no introduction, we all saw what he was capable of on the pitch but how was he off it?

Reds midfielder Emre Can revealed how Gerrard went out of his way to welcome him after joining the Reds from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014.

“I remember one thing from Stevie when I came to Liverpool – Steven Gerrard. I was with friends and he was 20 metres away and he walked over just to say hello to my friends. He doesn’t have to do that but he’s a legend and that’s why he does it. It was a nice moment,” Can told Coach Mag.

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The midfielder of Turkish origin also underlined that everyone in the squad had the upmost respect for Gerrard as he did everything for the team.

“He was the captain and he had a big influence on the team, and everyone respected him a lot. When he would say something in the team everyone would know it was right. He did everything for the team,” he added.

Gerrard achieved legendary status at Liverpool where he spent all of his career except one season at LA Galaxy.

The former England international is the only footballer in history to score in an FA Cup Final, a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final and a UEFA Champions League Final, winning on each occasion.

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Can meanwhile joined Liverpool in 2014 but currently has under 12 months remaining on his contract.

The 23-year-old has yet to sign a new deal with the Reds and has been linked with an Anfield exit.

The Germany international has 11 goals and nine assists in 146 games since joining the the Premier League giants.