Liverpool midfielder Emre Can entered Germany’s 4-1 win over Mexico in the Confederations Cup as a second half substitute.
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can enjoyed a roller coaster outing for Germany in their 4-1 victory over Mexico in the Confederations Cup semi-final on Thursday evening.
Can joined the fray as a second half substitute as a replacement for Schalke’s Leon Goretzka whose early brace had seen the Germans go 2-0 up within 8 minutes. RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner netted a third for Die Mannschaft just before the hour mark.
Can was shown a yellow card just five minutes into his cameo for stepping on 38-year old veteran Rafael Marquez’s foot before showing further ill discipline as he conceded the free kick from which Marco Fabian sent a pile driver into the net and out of Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s reach.
The Liverpool midfielder did, however, atone for his errors with an injury time assist for Amin Younes who poked the ball home after receiving a pass from Can to seal the impressive 4-1 scoreline.
Germany will play Chile in the final on July 2nd – this Sunday – in a bid to lift their first ever Confederations Cup and Can will no doubt be hoping to play a far bigger role.
The German’s future is a topic of much debate currently but the Liverpool ECHO believe that despite not being able to agree on new terms so far, the midfielder is not for sale this summer as the club are confident they will be able to meet his agents in the middle.
The 23-year old will be afforded a long break after his participation in the international tournament and will return to pre-season training later than most of his teammates, rejoining the squad just before the Reds jet off on their tour of Hong Kong.