Liverpool may have found the perfect Gerrard replacement

Emre Can may have just showed everyone, included Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers that the club don’t need to buy a replacement for outgoing Steven Gerrard because he is the perfect man for the job.

Can, who is normally deployed as a midfielder, is currently being promoted into a more defensive role, filling in at centre-back and may just be the key to Rodger’s unbeaten run.

Plus, against league leaders Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, the Turkish centre-back produced a majestic defensive splitting pass from one end of the pitch right across to the other end.

The move may have reminded everyone that even though Gerrard is set to leave his boyhood club, there are always a number of players hoping they can replicate his success one way or another.