Possible replacements for Liverpool’s Emre Can

Liverpool could lose Emre Can this summer with his contract set to expire in June.

Liverpool’s transfer strategy has been heavily criticised in recent years, but the club’s progress under Jurgen Klopp has proved their buy-young-sell-high approach can be successful if they get the right players in.

Still, the loss of Emre Can on a free transfer, which is looking more and more likely, would be hugely damaging to this model. To buy a young player and put in all the hard work developing them, but then let them leave to one of Europe’s elite for free as they enter their prime is the worst outcome possible.

Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta told Sky Sport Italia this week that there will be plenty of clubs interested in Can’s services, including the Old Lady.

One thing is for sure. If Can does leave, the incoming Naby Keita should not be the replacement – he should be an addition to the replacement. Here are three players the Reds should be looking at.