Report: A second ex-Liverpool player that Klopp hated to lose is now available, still in his peak years
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Report: A second ex-Liverpool player that Klopp hated to lose is now available, still in his peak years

Emre Can is now on the transfer list at Borussia Dortmund, according to reports. He’s the second former Liverpool favourite this summer.

This comes from Bild. They claim that Emre Can is now on the transfer list at Borussia Dortmund after a falling out at the club. The report claims that the midfielder’s attitude isn’t up to scratch and that his club will accept offers.

Can, of course, was at Liverpool until 2017. He left on a free transfer, joining Juventus despite the fact that Liverpool want to keep him. Jurgen Klopp, in particular, was eager to find a deal.

But Can decided to jump ship to Juve, who were admittedly a more successful club at the time. Things didn’t work out for him, however, as Liverpool soared to the top of the game. He then joined Dortmund in 2020 but things haven’t quite clicked there, either.

Emre Can on the transfer list

Funnily enough, Can is the second ex-Liverpool favourite to be placed on the transfer list this summer. Reports from L’Équipe claim that Paris Saint-Germain want shot of Gini Wijnaldum – just one year after he left on his own free transfer.

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And much as with Can, Klopp didn’t want to lose the Dutchman. These were two players who could have remained with Liverpool if they’d lowered their wage demands. Instead, their careers have seriously stalled on departing Anfield.

Can is a strange case, too, in that he’s still in his peak years. At 28, this should be the best version of Can yet but he’s a couple of levels below where he was in 2017/18. Could Liverpool bring him back, then?

We doubt it, honestly, unless Dortmund seriously dropped their price and Can actively went after a return. What this certainly is, though, is yet another sign that players struggle on leaving Liverpool.

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