Emre Can’s contract situation must be a concern on Merseyside. The Liverpool midfielder is clearly a favourite of Jurgen Klopp’s, often called upon to feature in the big games, but his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.
And with recent reports claiming the German international is demanding around £150k per week to stay on Merseyside, there’s a very real prospect that Liverpool will begrudgingly decide to cash in on him in January, rather than risk losing him for free in the summer.
That, however, could open a new door for Liverpool; Sport believe Liverpool and Chelsea are the two best-placed sides to sign Schalke’s highly-rated midfielder Leon Goretzka and selling Can could provide the funds to secure his services – especially with the 6 foot 2 German’s contract also winding down.
With that in mind, we recently asked Liverpool fans whether they’d back selling Can to fund a deal for his compatriot and according to our poll, a whopping 90% would. That’s some endorsement of the 22-year-old, but where would he fit into Liverpool’s starting XI? Let us know by commenting below…