After several wild strikes as well as several great efforts on goal in the past few weeks, Emre Can finally found the back of the net in yesterday’s 4-2 win against Crystal Palace.
The German opened the scoring for the Reds when he turned in Alberto Moreno’s first time cross in the 16th minute.
Scoring more goals has very clearly been set as Can’s next objective this season with Klopp giving the midfielder the license to join in with the team’s attacking moves.
When speaking after yesterday’s game, Can told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m very happy that I scored a goal because in the last few games I had chances and didn’t score. I’m very happy that I scored after such a long time.”
If Can is able to improve his ability in front of goal then he has the potential to become a real asset to this side.
The prospect of him adding goals to his power, energy and driving runs with the ball, is something to be excited by.
Goals from midfield will not only bolster our already impressive attacking force, but it will also be crucial as the season progresses and teams work harder to stop our more obvious scorers.
We have already seen him in more advanced positions than ever before following his return to the starting eleven and it is fair to say he looks comfortable in this role.
Hopefully, he is able to build on his goal against Palace by getting himself on the score sheet more regularly as the weeks go by.