Five goals, three positions and more: What Liverpool have bought for £9.8m

Liverpool recently signed Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen, but what are the numbers behind his career to date?

Liverpool followed up the signings of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana by finalising a deal for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.

But while the England pair are well known to Premier League fans, the 20-year-old German midfielder is more of an unknown quantity.

Much has been written about Can in the days since his move to Anfield was completed, but in the latest in our series on the numbers behind the players, we take a look at the new Liverpool man.

3 – The number of major honours Can has won so far in his career. The midfielder has won a Bundesliga title, a German Cup and the Champions League. Not bad for someone so young. Liverpool fans will hope he adds to that tally in the years to come.

43 – The number of appearances Can has made in total for Germany across various age-ranges. He has played at every age-group from under-15 to under-21, with most of his appearances coming at under-17 level, where he turned out 23 times, scoring three goals in the process.

1 – The single red card Can has received in his career to date. Considering he is predominantly a defensive midfielder, that is impressive. However, he will not want to replicate the scenario in a Liverpool shirt, having been sent off for two bookable offences in a Champions League game between Leverkusen and Paris Saint-Germain.

18 – The number of senior matches Can has missed through injury in his career. A torn ankle joint ligament saw him miss 12 games for Bayern Munich in 2012. He has also had spells on the side-lines with a torn muscle and a minor knock.

3 – The number of positions Can is able to comfortably play in. While predominantly a defensive midfielder, he can also play at left-back – a position he was used in effectively by Bayern – and as a box-to-box midfielder.

5 – The number of senior goals Can has scored so far, four of which came last season at Leverkusen. This suggests that being a regular starter has allowed his game to develop and for him to be effective at both ends of the pitch.

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