It can be painful for some football fans when one of their first-team players move on, and at times, that pain can turn to bitterness.
Liverpool supporters knew for a long while that Emre Can was likely to leave the club this summer.
The midfielder’s contract expired at the end of last season, and there were no indications that the 20-capped German international was going to put pen to paper on a new one.
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As it turned out, Can did sign on the dotted line, but on a contract with Juventus.
During his official unveiling by the Serie A giants, which was reported on by the Liverpool Echo, the midfielder spoke to the media in a press conference.
In it, he told reporters that his main motivation for leaving the Reds for Turin was his desire to win trophies and play for a club that had one of his heroes on their books – Zinedine Zidane.
In response to Can’s claims, some Liverpool fans opted against taking the high road, and instead proved that their relationship with the midfielder is over.
I find it amazing any player will use wanting to win trophies as an excuse to currently leave Liverpool. Klopp has us on the cusp of something really special. Surely now more than any other time in last 10 years is a reason to stay
— spoff (@markspoff123) July 9, 2018
Basically he wanted a big fat signing on fee
Not as if klopp doesn’t have a project ?
— simon harris (@simonharris78) July 9, 2018
Emre Moneybags Can pic.twitter.com/ECUgifHreJ
— The Hero Nut (@Hero_Nut1992) July 9, 2018
we already got keita ,fabinho,bye emre can.
— DAMIAN TYLER (@AfiHadri) July 9, 2018
Lets forget about this guy already. Even if its slow news day…
— Juha-Matti Luokomaa (@JuhisLuokomaa) July 9, 2018
whatever…just get lost
— Poramin Chawla (@poraminna27) July 9, 2018
Starts with M and ends in Y.. ? ?
— Tom Gibson (@Tom1gibson) July 9, 2018
Not that the £14m convinced him to sign the contract? Can’t kid us Emre…
— Shacky7 (@ShackyLfc) July 9, 2018