Trying to focus on the positives from today’s disappointing 4-3 loss to Bournemouth is a difficult task but it is something that has to be done.
There’s no point in continuing to discuss the negatives, especially given how impressive the players have been for the majority of the season so far.
Winning every game this season would have been a miracle. It was never going to happen, especially in such an unpredictable league. It’s about how we respond now.
Emre Can’s silky finish put the Reds 3-1 up in the second half and, in addition to his performance, was a positive worthy of some recognition.
It was a beautifully curled and controlled strike from the German and a demonstration of him developing as a player.
His desire to contribute to the team in an attacking sense has been no secret since he won back his place in the starting eleven and today was an example of him making even more progress.
It should have been game over when Can restored his side’s two goal lead after Callum Wilson’s penalty, but it clearly wasn’t to be.
Here’s a look back at how fans reacted when the 22-year-old’s stunning effort found the back of the net.
Great goal from Emre Can today #BOULIV
— EDNUT BHARBZ Lee (@TundeBharbs96) December 4, 2016
But Emre CAN Goal Tho……. #Beauty
— IG Snazzy_CC (@Snazzycc) December 4, 2016
Emre Can scored the best goal👍🏼
— 🏉Ꮎℒⅅ ℱᎯℐᏆℋℱUℒ🏆 (@Kenny_HFC) December 4, 2016
emre can for motm. beautiful assist and great goal #BOULIV
— løgic (@__afzal230) December 4, 2016
Emre Can has bossed this midfield today. Deserved his goal 👏🏼 #CanCan
— Fran Moon (@finrazielfran) December 4, 2016
Emre can goal was superb.
— Ardhiansyah Ismail (@Arreds_) December 4, 2016
That Emre Can goal was Gerrard-esque
— Travelling Red (@Kopite_001) December 4, 2016
Emre Can’s goal was absolutely class 👌🏽👍🏽
— Robin Falken (@RobinFalken) December 4, 2016
An absolute peach of a goal by Emre Can.
— Stephen Smith (@claimsseven) December 4, 2016
— Moreno (@30091991) December 4, 2016
— Andrew Grant (@AJ_Grant) December 4, 2016