Our friends at Turkish football believe that Emre Can is learning Scouse. The popular midfielder, who found a new home as an emergency defender during the second-half of last season, believes he has mastered several new phrases already and is now hungry to learn more.
Can – who was no doubt warning that typically wonderful grin across his face – explained to German magazine 11Freunde that he has been picking up the local dialect.
“‘Lad’ – is something like colleague. And: “That’s boss” means ‘That’s good’,” Can explained during his interview.
“Overall, the people [in Liverpool] use more swear words here than in Germany,” he added.
We’re so confident in him that we hope he’ll soon be ready to eclipse Dirk Kuyt as the honorary Scouser in the Liverpool dressing room. Kuyt, who played for the Reds between 2006 and 2012, sent this video viral a few years ago, when he attempted an A-Z alphabet of local colloquialisms:
Can is currently at the U21 Euro 2016 championships with Germany. He scored in his opening game against Serbia U21s, although the goal was not enough for the win as the match ended 1-1. Germany take on Group A leaders Denmark next in the second game of the tournament.
We’ll be keeping an eye out to see whether he drops any of his new expressions on his international teammates.