Can’s contract runs out at the end of this season and Liverpool have so far not been able to agree an extension with his representatives.
The midfielder wants a deal that includes a release-clause, but Liverpool are against doing so.
Having said that, it’ll be better to lose the 23-year-old for a transfer fee than risk him departing on a Bosman.
Marotta told Premium Sport, translated by the Star: “We don’t think we are going to make a big signing in January.
“Our team is absolutely competitive and we have some very interesting midfielders like Bentancur who has already showed his qualities.
“We have faith in this team and in these lads. As for Emre Can I don’t think Liverpool will sell him in January.”
Can was dropped for yesterday’s tie against Newcastle, but his replacement Gini Wijnaldum was invisible away from home again.
As a result, we expect Can to be back in the side for our crunch tie with Manchester United, providing he comes through the international break unscathed.
Annoyingly, we’ve got to wait two weeks for a game now, which is always more difficult off the back of a negative result.