Liverpool have opened contract discussions with Emre Can over a long-term contract extension.
The 22-year-old, who is currently away with Germany at the Euros, was arguably our best player in the second half of the season.
He signed a four-year deal when he joined us for £9.75 million from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014 – a contract which he is now half way through.
According to the Guardian, we are hopeful of seeing him put pen to paper before the new season kicks off in mid-August. They report than Can’s representatives have been making encouraging noises in the last few days.
It would be a great boost for Klopp and the club if Can commits. If Germany have a successful Euros, he could walk away from the tournament as one of the hottest young players in Europe.
Klopp often built his midfield – and by extension the whole team – around Can last season. Signing him down for the long-term would provide with a great platform to build upon going forward.
There is currently no word about how long any possible deal may be.