Emre Can has played in several positions since joining Liverpool in the summer of 2014.  Central defender (usually on the right of 3), full back, midfield on one side of 3 and yesterday as defensive central midfielder.  DMF is where Brendan Rogers said he saw Can playing once he settled into the Premier League but I can’t recall him ever starting him there.  With Lucas playing like the Lucas of old it was only his suspension that provided an opportunity for someone else to get a chance.  I thought the role would go to Allen who is far less gifted than Can and far less physical but is capable of playing a very disciplined game.  Though I’m a great fan of Can I thought he lacked the self-discipline for the role, his inclination being to surge forward at every opportunity.  However, yesterday I thought he was our best player despite one slip that might have proved costly but didn’t.  Of course one performance proves nothing but I’d like to see him given more chances in that position over the rest of the season.  I’ve been calling for another DMF to be brought in but if Can maintains yesterday’s level of performance the money could be used to strengthen other positions.  I’m wondering what other members think is Can’s best position?  Of course 21 is a very young age for a DMF and it may be that the boy is best utilised further forward in midfield at present, but his performance certainly made me think again about his best position.

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Koped49
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Don’t think he as the vast and varied passing range to make a great DMF player. But I do like him when he is free to roam as an attacking MF. And in that role he can help defended when needed and also press hard higher up the pitch. Which a DMF needs to be disciplined in playing behind the two attacking mid fielders. But at his age he could develop into either under Klopp.

warrior18
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I think so long as he’s not played in the back 4 Can will be okay, cheers rodgers. DM for me with licence to make those runs forward albeit he needs to work on his final pass.

OldSage
Member

Warrior, look at his age and realize that he will get better at passing in the final third. I believe he is a natural attacking midfielder who will eventually be legendary at Anfield (just needs to be a bit more careful with his passing and tackling). I also believe in Klopp W18 (new name for u). Keep the faith and never waver (too far) from the truth. YNWA.

warrior18
Member

I’ve every faith in Can sage, just needs to release the ball a bit sooner than he does, he sorts that out and he’ll be a beast for us. I totaly believe in klopp mate, still can’t believe we got him to be honest, i truly believe we’ll challenge for the title next season with this guy. Always keeping the faith my friend even though at times i do lose a bit of hope, just like us all. YNWA.

P.S, Thanks for the new nickname, i might just use it in future, i’ll sleep on it.

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