Emre Can has been left of Juventus’ Champions League squad, signalling his failure to establish himself since leaving Liverpool for Turin.
Maurizio Sarri has decided against naming the German amongst his midfielders, unlike summer signings Aaron Ramsey or Adrien Rabiot – both of whom arrived on Bosmans this summer – clearly demoting Can down the pecking order.
“I am shocked and angry,” Can told journalist Kerry Hau while on international duty with Germany. “Last week, the club promised me something else, yesterday the coach called me and told me in less than a minute that I was not in the squad. I can not explain it, I have not been given any reason.”
Last season, Can made 37 appearances in total for Juventus, but the majority of those were actually from the bench.
Now it appears new boss Sarri rates him even less than Massimo Allegri did, but sadly for Can, the European transfer window is closed and he’s there until January at the earliest.
The situation is a cautionary tale for any Liverpool players who believe the grass is greener. Under Jurgen Klopp, especially when you’re a regular as Can and Coutinho were, football doesn’t get much better.
Thankfully, there is no regular player eyeing an exit at the moment, and Klopp’s team is pulling in the same direction.
It must be said though that Can acted professionally during his time at Anfield and we wish him nothing but success in his future endeavours.