Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has revealed that the club have spoken to his agent about agreeing terms on a new deal.
The 22-year-old has been an important part of Jurgen Klopp’s success so far this season, as the Reds sit top of the Premier League table after 11 games heading into the international break.
Having made 10 appearances in all competitions with two goals and an assist to show for his efforts, the former Bayer Leverkusen star is growing into his role in the squad and has seemingly done enough to convince the Anfield hierarchy to offer him a new contract.
“Yes, the club have spoken to my agent,” the 22-year-old told Omnisport. “The talks are going very good.
“I have one-and-a-half years left. I am still under contract and it is my agent’s work [to sort it out]. I am very happy here at Liverpool.”
Refreshingly, the German international went on to add that Liverpool should use the talk of being genuine title contenders to their advantage and use it as encouragement rather than additional pressure.
From what we’ve seen so far this season, they’ve certainly got the quality to win the Premier League title, particularly without the distraction of European football, and as they continue to make progress, it will become clear which individuals are crucial to their future.
It appears as though Can ticks that box and he’ll likely sign his new deal sooner rather than later to hand the Reds another boost in a campaign that is promising plenty.