Liverpool are in talks with Emre Can over a contract extension for the midfielder, according to the Guardian.

Can, who is two years into his current four year deal with the club, joined from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014 and began his Anfield career under Brendan Rodgers, who featured him in a full-back role. Last season, he moved back to his preferred role in central midfield and has since proved his potential, putting in impressive displays under boss Jürgen Klopp.

Those displays have earned him promotion to Germany’s senior national squad and with the 22-year-old not showing any signs of slowing down – even amongst high profile names – Liverpool seem to be moving fast to secure his services for the long-term future.

Can made 49 appearances in all competitions for the Reds last season. He endured a stop-and-go beginning to the campaign under then manager Brendan Rodgers. However, after the arrival of his countryman Klopp last October it was clear that the 22-year-old was fancied by the former Borussia Dortmund boss.

He featured in defensive midfield and even scored the first goal of Klopp’s tenure as Liverpool boss – Can’s second in the famous red shirt. He highlighted his class by combining his strength, pace and vision, out-shining fellow midfielders Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen and at times his own captain Jordan Henderson.

Can also earned praises from fans and experts, many of whom also believe he’ll make a fine captain in the near future thanks to his visible signs of leadership. Whether the German receives the armband or not, it’s fair to say that with the right guidance, he will keep on developing into a top-class midfielder.

The Euros are already upon us and with Germany beginning their campaign on Sunday against Ukraine, Can will look to give Liverpool yet another reason to tie him down to a new deal by continuing his rapid rise under coach, Joachim Löw.

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