Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Emre Can's performance this weekend

Liverpool defeated Sunderland 1-0 on Saturday, but what did Reds fans make of Emre Can's performance?

When Liverpool signed Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, seasoned fans of the Bundesliga knew the Reds had pulled off a wonderful piece of business.

The midfielder was making waves in Germany as a teenager and while it understandably took him time to settle in England, he is now showing what Brendan Rodgers bought for a reported £10million.

Can shone for Liverpool during their 1-0 victory against Sunderland on Saturday, starting in a back-three but later moving into midfield when Steven Gerrard was substituted at half-time.

The 20-year-old's versatility is one of his key attributes, with Liverpool now in possession of a player who can excel pretty much wherever he is asked to play.

Against Sunderland, Can had a passing accuracy of 92 per cent, touching the ball 69 times and playing two key passes to set up goal-scoring chances for a teammate.

He also made three tackles, three effective clearances and won six duels, as well as going on two dribbles. In short he did a fine job and along with another youngster - Lazar Markovic - he showed that Liverpool's next generation are a cause for real optimism at Anfield.

  Passing AccuracyKey PassesTouchesTacklesEffective ClearancesDuels WonDribblesMins Played
Emre Can 92% 2 69 3 3 6 2 90

After the match, we took to Twitter to see what Liverpool fans thought of Can's performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:

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