LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers tips Emre Can to “develop into a real world-class player”

Brendan Rodgers singled out Emre Can for praise following his side’s 2-0 victory over Burnley at Anfield on Wednesday night.

BOSTON, USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against AS Roma at Fenway Park on day three of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rodgers had praise for Emre Can, who began the match as one of three centre-backs but, not for the first time in recent weeks, moved into midfield late in the second half.

The Germany Under-21 international had a tough start to his first season in the Premier League but since coming into the team on Boxing Day, coincidentally at Burnley, has been nothing short of superb.

“I look at him and I think if you give him another couple of years he could play in any team in world football – that is how highly I rate him,” added the Reds boss.

“Whether he is central or wide you can see his football intelligence, he breaks through lines with his power and pace and he has great composure.

“The crowd love him because he does the dirty work as well. I really think he will develop into a real world-class player.”