Jurgen Klopp is confident Emre Can will renew his terms with Liverpool.
The German, who’s been in the headlines all week following his jaw-dropping goal against Watford on Monday, is out of contract in 2018, with some fans nervous he’ll be sold in the summer as a result.
But Liverpool’s boss, who backed the 23-year-old during a rough spell in January and February, reckons Can will commit his long-term future to the club.
“The biggest improvement has been with his bicycle kicks!” Klopp told his press-conference (cited in the Echo) today ahead of the weekend’s clash with Southampton.
“He’s able to train without issues now and that helps the situation.
“It’s no secret how much I like Emre. He likes the club. We’re in talks. There is no pressure. All is good.
“I am quite positive. Keeping good players makes sense and Emre is a good player.”
Can’s form has been excellent recently and he’s well and truly silenced many doubters who had made him the scapegoat during our barren run.
It appears though that he was never fully fit, and now he is, top notch performances are his and our reward.
If Dejan Lovren has signed a new £100k/week contract, Can should undeniably be offered one as well, with these terms what he’s apparently after.
In a few years he could develop into one of the country’s leading central midfielders, thanks to his physicality and technical skills.
However long he stays on Merseyside though, he’ll never score a goal better than his vintage Vicarage Road effort!