Liverpool boss hails Emre Can's versatility

Liverpool boss hails Emre Can’s versatility [divider]

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has praised Emre Can for the versatility he has shown recently.

Can has been played in defence instead of his traditional central midfield role ever since making his way back into the team in the 1-0 win against Burnley on Boxing Day.

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“He played on the right side of a back three, we moved him up to play at the top of the midfield box and then put him back in to play in a sort of wide midfield role,” Rodgers was quoted as saying on the official Liverpool website

“That’s one of the reasons we brought him here – he’s a footballer and sometimes you find that the very best footballers, you can play them in any position on the field.”

Can is a versatile player capable of playing as a midfielder or defender. Rodgers has played Can as a defender over the last six matches.

Liverpool have won five and drawn two of their last seven fixtures in all competitions, with the 21-year-old playing some part in all but one of those games.

Can has made 14 appearances for the Reds this season.