Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Play-Off, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.

“Unbelievable how we are going to let him go for free” – Liverpool fans react to Emre Can’s likely departure

With Emre Can widely expected to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, supporters have been left perplexed, and disappointed, by the news.

Reports on Thursday evening were not positive for the Reds, with the Mail‘s Dominic King claiming Can will almost certainly exit Anfield next summer.

Contract talks with the 23-year-old have stalled in the last 18 months, and it look increasingly as though that he will not sign a new deal.

Perhaps the biggest negative about this whole scenario is that Can would be able to leave on a free transfer which, given his huge potential, is a big blow.

Liverpool owners FSG are sure to come under the microscope once again, as the Reds look on the verge of losing another important figure.

When Can is top of his game, he can be one of the most dominant midfielders in the Premier League, and with his 24th birthday still a few months away, there is so much more to come from him.

Liverpool supporters have been reacting to the news on social media—it’s fair to say that many are not exactly over the moon, though some took a rational view.


“Emre still has a bad passing game and decision making sometimes but I would not want to miss his physical presence for the PL games.”

– GermanRed on the forums.



“Love Emre, but he’s hardly been so consistent that Juve will be rushing to sign him. A nice goal against pissant competition is hardly world-beating. had Emre been playing in a deeper role, more appropriate to how he might play the game, he might have developed better. He’ll go as it looks now, he’s not signing anything. And I doubt he’ll get what he wants from the next club.”

– spizfromoz on the forums.


The situation was summed up in an interesting back-and-forth…

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