With his current contract set to expire at the end of the season and with no suggestion a renewal is imminent, Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could be on his way out of Anfield.
The 23-year-old has improved significantly under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp over the last three years, and given his age, he’ll still have plenty of room for improvement moving forward.
In turn, to lose him at this stage of his career and given his importance to Liverpool is bad enough, but to also lose him on a free transfer next summer would be a disappointing setback for the Reds.
That doesn’t appear to be a sentiment shared by all supporters though, as although some may be disappointed over the fact that Can is even being linked with an exit, it seems a number of them don’t rate the German international as highly as others.
It comes after Klopp conceded that he will not apply further pressure on his midfielder to sign a new deal with the threat of him leaving increasing each passing month, as per Sky Sports.
He makes a great point in that the new deal could be agreed as late as May and that would be problem averted, although rightly so, Klopp insists that Can’s attitude has to be spot on and he can’t have his head turned by other interested parties which will see him risk losing his place in the team.
However, while some don’t share his concern over the matter, others were quick to insist that losing Can would be a blow for the team in terms of what he already offers at this stage of his career, and what more he could in the future given he will continue to mature, develop and gain experience to become a better player.
If Emre Can wants to leave, then stop playing him and give Grujic a chance. He's nowhere near being irreplaceable. Won't be a big loss, IMO.
— LFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) November 3, 2017
Losing Emre Can on a free transfer is a disaster. Just drop him now and play Coutinho in midfield, don't need to further aid his development
— Indigo ? (@IndigoLFC) November 2, 2017
Emre Can has been one of the most worst players this season
— Malik (@MalikLFC19) November 1, 2017
I'd be gutted if Liverpool lost certain players but Emre Can isn't one of them, good player but nothing special. Wouldn't be a major loss.
— ' (@GerrardsPrime) November 2, 2017
Maybe I love Emre Can a bit too much. Hope he does well wherever he goes. Going to be a very good player and captain of a top club.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) November 2, 2017
Emre can please fuck off to juventus all you care about is pass completion and your dead comb over
— Jonathan Fowler (@JonathanFowle10) November 1, 2017
I've generally been quite supportive of the way FSG operate but losing Emre Can on a free transfer age 24 would be their biggest failure yet
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) November 2, 2017