Liverpool and Emre Can are currently in a standoff regarding the German’s contract.
He’s currently on around £50k/week on a deal that runs out in 2018, but the 23-year-old’s representatives have told the club they want that doubled to around £100k/week.
Naturally, Liverpool don’t believe Can’s performances have warranted this kind of figure and have offered significantly less.
According to the Echo, both parties have now decided to reconcile in the summer and see if something can be done. This enables Can 11 matches in which to prove he’s worth the requested sum, allowing him and us to focus solely on our pursuit of a top four finish for now.
Can was impressive against Arsenal last time out, and actually one of our better players against Leicester in the 3-1 loss, but he’ll need a series of good outings if he’s to earn a bumper contract extension after a poor campaign.
In holding midfield, he’s a good player – but in the box-to-box role he’s struggled badly.