Liverpool fans on Twitter have been green with envy since Tuesday night, when their former midfielder Emre Can put in a magical performance for Juventus in the UEFA Champions League.
The German international, who swapped Anfield for the Allianz Stadium last summer, started on the right of a three-man midfield for Max Allegri’s side as they hosted Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their round-of-16 clash, already two goals down from the first.
However, Can helped the Italian champions to overcome the deficit and win 3-0 courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick which booked their place in the quarter-finals, commanding his position in swashbuckling style.
Many Reds fans watched on in awe in their homes at their former player, one of them commenting upon how much they and Jurgen Klopp’s team have missed him this season.
And it may not be the last time in 2018/19 that they are forced to watch the Can heroics they’re now missing out on, with the possibility of meeting his Juve team in the Champions League this campaign a very real one.
Check out some of the best reactive Tweets from Liverpool supporters salivating over the “instrumental showing,” below…
Emre Can looked like the player I loved at #LFC last night for Juventus, he was instrumental is a fantastic win.
— Tony Boyham (@TBoyham) March 13, 2019
— Ahmed Nur (@AhmedNur_LFC) March 12, 2019
Out Idiotic superfans hated on Emre Can because he was the love-of-their-lives Henderson’s competition in the team. @emrecan_ is far better technically, can boss games and we’re stuck with the backpass master with 0 goals and 0 assists.
— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) March 13, 2019
— Gavin Robinson (@r0b087) March 12, 2019
When Emre Can plays like he did tonight, you geniunely believe he’ll become a worldbeater. His problem though has always been showing it on a consistent basis. Both at LFC and at Juve so far. But can he find that consistency in his game and development, he’ll be freakishly good.
— Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) March 12, 2019
Emre Can is playing at a different level at Juventus compared to his #LFC days
— Mayank Adhye (@MayankAdhye) March 12, 2019