Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few months, you’ll be fully aware of Emre Can’s contract situation at Liverpool, and Juventus’ intent on getting the Germany international on a free at the end of the season.
Seemingly reluctant to commit his future to Jürgen Klopp’s side, the 23-year-old perhaps isn’t fully convinced of this side’s ability to be a title challenger anytime soon, seeing himself at a club like the Serie A champions, who compete for trophies on a regular basis.
Clearly ambitious, Can also has the talent to match it, yet Horst Hrubesch, who managed him at youth level for Germany, believes he can get even better.
He told France Football: “He’s on the right path but he still has room to develop. I expect more from him. When I had him with the U17s and U18s, he was above the rest. He’s very complete, great at getting the ball back.
“At Liverpool, he went up a level, but he needs to continue to work to completely fulfil his potential. His ability to hit the ball is remarkable and he’s precious on free kicks due to a great timing ability in the air”.
Arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 for just under £11m, Emre Can has played pretty much everywhere at Liverpool, even at centre-back during his first season at the club.
Gradually pushed forward, the young midfielder has now made 144 appearances for the Reds since his arrival, scoring 11 goals and picking up nine assists.