Emre Can

23
Born: January 12, 1994; Frankfurt, Germany
Position: Midfielder
Signed: 3 July 2014; Bayer Leverkusen; £9.75m
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.
England's Jordan Henderson and Germany's Jonas Hector (left) in action during the International Friendly match at the Olympic Stadium, Berlin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 26, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Germany. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

England won 3-2 in dramatic fashion against world champions Germany on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Calls for Liverpool to establish a new spine may have been satisfied against Man United on Thursday night, as a clutch of key stars shone.
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 played down the apparent elbow from Marouane Fellaini in Liverpool's victory over Man Utd on Thursday night.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates as a late injury time penalty is awarded against Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool battled back to win 2-1 away to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, Dejan Lovren and Emre Can were the players to stand out.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the winning second goal against Crystal Palace from a penalty kick with team-mate Emre Can during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can was at his commanding best in the Reds' 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday, leading Liverpool especially when down to 10 men.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Kolo Toure after the 3-0 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool went some way to avenging Sunday's League Cup final defeat by putting a big dent in Man City's title hopes.
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 believes winning the League Cup will put Liverpool on the right path to success under Jurgen Klopp.
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - Thursday, February 18, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge shakes hands with manager Jürgen Klopp as he is substituted against FC Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at the Augsburg Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s goalless Europa League Round of 32 first leg against Augsburg, we round up the best media reaction from the WWK Arena stalemate.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates the 3-1 victory over Chelsea with Emre Can and James Milner after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Which Reds have improved most under Jurgen Klopp's tenure so far?
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 is enjoying regular playing time in his preferred role in centre-midfield.