Liverpool's £10m target Emre Can - More successful dribbles than Ross Barkley

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We take a look at the statistics behind Liverpool target Emre Can with more successful dribbles per game than Everton's Ross Barkley.

According to Bayer Leverkusen, the current club of Emre Can, Liverpool are interested in their dynamic defensive midfielder with a view to a summer transfer.

Bayer's sporting director Rudi Voller confirmed the interest in an interview with Bild, however, insisted coach Roger Schmidt was keen to keep him on board.

'We know of the interest, but nothing official exists,' Voller told Bild.

'It's clear that, now, Emre has a clause in his contract.A decision is still pending.

'The business [of selling Emre] would be profitable. But that is not the sticking point.

'We believe that Emre would do well [with another year here]. Roger Schmidt has already spoken with him.'

However, it's not just Bayer Leverkusen who could cause a problem for Liverpool either, as an even more recent report suggest Bayern Munich could be back in for the player they sold to Bayer less than 12-months ago.

But what's the fuss behind Emre Can, why all the sudden interest? We take a look at the numbers behind the man and paint a picture of what he could bring to Anfield.

More successful dribbles than Ross Barkley - One of the most impressive aspects of Can is his ability to drive the ball forward from deep inside his own half. A trait that only the top players can provide at the very top levels, which he does.

In his 24 starts and five sub appearances for Bayer, he has successfully completed 73 dribbles which averages at 2.5 dribbles per game.

A stat that is greater than the likes of Ross Barkley, Mousa Dembele and even Adnan Januzaj in the Premier League and the likes of Ivan Perisic, David Alaba and Kevin Großkreutz in the Bundesliga.

Same amount of tackles per game as €40 million Bayern star Javi Martinez - The second most impressive aspect about the defensive midfielder's game is his tackling capability, which more than matches Bayern Munich star Javi Martinez. A player that ultimately saw him crowded out of the Bayern Munich dressing room.

And finally, he is a player with incredible versatility - He is a player that could undoubtedly help Liverpool next season, largely due to him being able to play a number of different positions.

This season, he has largely played between the central-midfield spot, his natural position, and left-back. He has also played defensive midfield, centre-back and left attacking-forward.

That sort of capability could become key when the games come through at a much quicker pace for Liverpool next season.

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