In Focus: Liverpool can’t afford to lose Can

According to Tuttosport, via ESPN, Marko Pjaca could be included in Juventus’ attempt to sign Liverpool midfielder, Emre Can.

Can’s contract at Anfield expires at the end of this season. Thus he’s able to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Italian giants in January.

What’s the story?

It is reported that the German international is hoping to receive a sizeable increase regarding his income, and given his contractual status at Liverpool, the 23-year-old is currently in a very influential position.

However, Juventus could opt to include a player in a deal that would see Can move to Italy in January. And it is reported that 22-year-old, Pjaca, is the one that will be included to sweeten the deal.

Should Liverpool sanction January exit?

During his four seasons as a Liverpool player, Emre Can has proven to be an incredibly influential player for the Reds who can exert his control at either end of the pitch. The 23-year-old is incredibly physical and combative in midfield, yet in typical German fashion, he also flaunts excellent technical ability, and his capacity to score goals is another valuable component of his game.

There’s no refuting that Pjaca is a talented player, endowed with considerable potential. However, Liverpool don’t currently require attacking reinforcement.

The 22-year-old is unlikely to be able to displace the likes of Mane or Salah who have been in magnificent form for Liverpool. Under Klopp’s experienced guidance Liverpool have established their status as one of the most ruthless attacking teams, Pjaca only scored a single goal in 19 games for Juve last season.

This deal wouldn’t benefit Liverpool as much as it would strengthen Juventus. Thus they must try their best to keep Can at the club.