Emre Can

23
Born: January 12, 1994; Frankfurt, Germany
Position: Midfielder
Signed: 3 July 2014; Bayer Leverkusen; £9.75m
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Friday, July 24, 2015: Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo in action against a Malaysia XI during a friendly match at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on day twelve of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad are joined by Sheyi Ojo and Emre Can this week as their pre-season tour of the US continues. The Reds take...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2015: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho and Emre Can arrive at Anfield before the Premier League match against Aston Villa. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After seeing senior players depart this summer, Liverpool need new leaders to emerge from Jurgen Klopp's new squad. Since Steven Gerrard’s departure a year ago,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Lucas Leiva after the 4-0 thrashing of Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield, the 226th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's squad could be trimmed down even more this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to offload a number of players. Last season, Klopp used 39...
Jurgen Klopp vs. Tranmere Rovers. Credit: Propaganda

As we hurtle toward the 2016/17 season, there is plenty for Liverpool supporters to be optimistic about. Liverpool continue their pre-season preparations throughout the summer,...
France's Olivier Giroud, right, holds Germany's Emre Can during the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Germany and France, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Emre Can lined up for Germany as the World Champions took on France in the semi-final of the European Championships but was left disappointed...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen reportedly has at least six clubs interested in him after his performances at the European Championships for Wales. According to...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 14, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring the third goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could be set to start for Germany in Thursday's Euro 2016 semi-final showdown with France. Such is the brilliance of Germany's...
TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Monday, June 20, 2016: Wales' Joe Allen in action against Russia during the final Group B UEFA Euro 2016 Championship match at Stadium de Toulouse. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following on from Ben Twelves' assessment of Liverpool's England stars' performances so far at Euro 2016, he now takes a look at how the...
London, England - Monday, December 2, 1996: Liverpool's Patrik Berger in action during the 2-0 Premier League victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool continually linked with Bundesliga signings this summer, we select the Reds' five best players to have arrived from Germany's top-flight. With Jurgen Klopp...
Picture by: Tim Goode / PA Wire/Press Association Images England's Adam Lallana during the International Friendly at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

Following a weekend of pre-Euro 2016 and Copa America action, we take a look at how Liverpool's internationals fared over the last few days. It...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, May 18, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Sevilla during the UEFA Europa League Final at St. Jakob-Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As we continue our series of season reviews for some of Liverpool's key names, Emre Can stands out as a star of 2015/16. After a...
Germany’s Mario Goetze celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a friendly soccer match between Germany and Italy at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

With Liverpool said to be pursuing a deal to sign Mario Gotze this summer, two of his potential team-mates have talked up a move. Gotze...

As the season draws to a close, attentions turn towards end of season awards and we asked the This Is Anfield writers for their picks for Liverpool player of the year.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates at the final whistle after his side's 3-0 victory over Villarreal, reaching the final 3-1 on aggregate, during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can shone on his return to the side against Villarreal, dominating in the Reds' midfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 14, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as Borussia Dortmund score the second goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can says he didn't have a day off during his recovery from injury.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 14, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as Borussia Dortmund score the second goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday afternoon, Jurgen Klopp confirmed Emre Can is fit to return for Liverpool's clash with Villarreal.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Bournemouth during the FA Premier League match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can may return to action against Villarreal on Thursday.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates after the 2-0 victory over Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can has made a shock recovery from an ankle injury that was expected to end his season, and could start for Liverpool against Villarreal.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 14, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as Borussia Dortmund score the second goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have been given a double injury boost with the news that both Emre Can and Danny Ings should return before the end of the season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 2, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as his side lose 2-0 to West Ham United after the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can is set to miss up to six weeks with an ankle ligament injury, but Jurgen Klopp remains optimistic of finding a solution for the end of the season.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - Thursday, April 7, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match at Westfalenstadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can's domestic season is over after he was ruled out for at least four weeks with ruptured ankle ligaments.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 25, 2015: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can will find out over the weekend what damage he did to his ankle in the dramatic Europa League quarter-final win over Borussia Dortmund.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 14, 2016: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the dramatic fourth goal against Borussia Dortmund in injury time to seal a 4-3 (5-4 aggregate) victory during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We review the best of the media reaction after Liverpool incredibly beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 to move into the Europa League semi-finals.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can could face a spell on the sidelines after the Liverpool midfielder left Anfield with his foot in a brace after Thursday night's 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Liverpool face Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-final on Thursday night, in a game that will see a number of key duels take place.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 14, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring the third goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can has highlighted his ambition to "become a world-class player," and believes Jurgen Klopp can play a key role in his development at Liverpool.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 2, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as his side lose 2-0 to West Ham United after the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can has grown in importance under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, but the German will be forced to plan without his key midfielder for the next two league games.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Kloppaganda)c

Liverpool welcome high-flying Tottenham to Anfield on Saturday evening.
Germany’s Mario Goetze celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a friendly soccer match between Germany and Italy at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Two of Liverpool's rumoured summer transfer targets, Jonas Hector and Mario Gotze, starred in Germany's 4-1 win at home to Italy on Tuesday evening.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates after the 2-0 victory over Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While Liverpool are yet to make tangible improvement in the Premier League, Emre Can believes they have made considerable progress under Jurgen Klopp.