With little over five months remaining on his contract, Jurgen Klopp reveals that Emre Can will leave the club when his deal with the Reds runs out.
Despite his inconsistent form and the way that he continues to divide the Liverpool fanbase, Can is an important player for Jurgen Klopp and pretty much the only defensive minded midfielder at the club.
After Lucas Leiva left in the summer to join Lazio, Can became the only player who is really suited to playing as an outright no.6.
The German has the strength, passing and tackling ability to be successful as a holding midfielder but with his contract standoff with Liverpool ongoing, it doesn’t seem as though he will reach his full potential on Merseyside.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that although Can will not be going anywhere this month, the young midfielder will not be extending his contract with Liverpool.
“He’ll stay beyond the winter,” Klopp told DAZN . “Emre is still a young lad but he has developed into a great player and is very important for us.
“Sometimes a player just wants to sit out his contract. That’s not cool for the club, but there are moments in which you have to accept it.
“And as long as the player behaves like Emre does, then I have absolutely nothing to complain about. He gives everything he has and identifies with the club.”
Some supporters will be happy to see the back of Can at the end of the season with the belief that there are many more talented midfielders out there but I, for one, think it’s a shame that Liverpool are losing a player like him for free.
It’s really going to sting in a few years when Juventus (or whoever he signs for) are romping to Champions League titles with him at the base of their success.
The only thing Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp can do to ensure this is avoided is to do go on and be successful without him and he’ll be forgotten in no time.