German starlet is most comfortable in the centre of the park…
Summer signing Emre Can, who recently turned 21, has explained to the official Liverpool website what’s it been like playing in varying roles this season.
Already this term, Can has been used as an anchoring midfielder, an attacking midfielder and (as he is currently) a centre-back, and even played at right wing-back for half the game against Sunderland last time out.
“It has always been the case that I have played in different positions,” Germany Under-21 international began.
“It’s an advantage for the team to have a player like that and it’s an advantage for me personally as well. If I am needed in central defence, that is where I will play.
“My favourite position is central midfield and the manager knows that, but if I get a chance to play and help the team I will happily play at the back.
“It’s great when you are playing and you don’t lose. Nothing comes out of nothing; I think I’ve performed well and shown what I can do, but I need to keep on improving, and I hope I get a lot more games.
“For me personally, the last few weeks have been better than the weeks before that. I am playing more now and every player enjoys it more when he is on the pitch.”
“Now when I get the ball there is nobody behind me, I’ve got the whole of the pitch in front of me.
“When you play there, sometimes you need to have better awareness of position, because if you are in the wrong place you can easily concede a goal. So you can’t afford to make too many mistakes.”