Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is on an expiring contract which in turn has sparked speculation over his future. However, it doesn’t sound like he’s leaving.
The 23-year-old will see his deal come to an end in July, and as of yet, there has been no public suggestion that he’s close to signing a renewal.
In turn, that has raised real question marks over his future at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp undoubtedly keen to keep hold of the German international having seen him make such positive progress under his stewardship in the last year or so.
Can has made 40 or more appearances in all competitions in each season for Liverpool since he arrived from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, while he’s got two goals in nine games so far this year.
As a result, he’s established himself as a fundamental figure for the Reds, and this will be music to the ears of most supporters hoping that he’ll stay and commit his future in the coming months.
“I made forward steps in my three years here. It is my fourth season now in Liverpool and I played a lot of games. I am really enjoying being here. It is a great club,” he told The Times.
“Why should my commitment be any different? I have a contract playing for the club, I earn my money here and I love to play for Liverpool.”
As per The Express, it had been claimed that Can had even already agreed on a contract with Juventus to join the Turin giants next summer. However, these latest comments seemingly dismiss that theory, and Klopp will now ultimately hope that he signs a new Liverpool deal and continues to be a key piece in his plans for the long-term future at Anfield.
Nevertheless, until the contract is actually signed, sealed and delivered, the threat of an unwanted exit at the end of the season will remain.