Any Liverpool fan with an ounce of sense knows that Emre Can is leaving.
He’s not confirmed as much directly, but his actions speak a thousand words.
After all, if he wanted to stay, he would have penned terms on the contract which has been on the table for him for well over a year.
So long as he doesn’t join Manchester City, we can live with his decision, providing he leaves everything on the pitch from now until the summer.
In his place, Naby Keita is arriving, but the Guinean is a more ambitious, driving, creative force, while Can’s best work is as a holding no.6.
Interestingly, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere sees himself as a creative midfielder, but he’s arguably been at his best when used as a deep-lying playmaker too.
The Englishman is out of contract in the summer and available on a free transfer – very handy considering he’s homegrown, fit and only 26-years-old.
The Mirror state: “Wilshere has already received offers from Everton and Italian duo Juventus and AC Milan. It is believed Liverpool and Manchester City are watching developments, too.”
Many fans will disagree, but we’d actually take Wilshere at Anfield on a free transfer.
He’s injury prone, but Klopp’s managed to get similarly injury prone players fit during his stint at Liverpool through his training methods.
Wilshere has the talent to dictate tempo, but also drive a team forward with his passing and dribbling.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain provides an example of the possible improvement when switching from Arsene Wenger to Liverpool’s German.