Jan Aage Fjortoft backtracks on comments regarding Liverpool star Emre Can

The German football expert had claimed Can would be a poor signing for Liverpool.

Liverpool were one of the big recruiters in the summer transfer market. The likes of Dejan Lovren, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert all walked through the in-door at Anfield in 2014. Those three have struggled, but one player who has recently come good at the club is Emre Can.

Liverpool snapped up the German youngster from Bayer Leverkusen after the club reportedly met his release clause of £10 million, according to the BBC.

The midfielder has, however, recently reverted to a centre-back role. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has started playing a back three at Liverpool and Can has been used in that role because of his ball playing attributes and he has impressed.

One man who is pleasantly surprised by the form of the German is Bundesliga expert Jan Aage Fjortoft.

Fjortoft played for Swindon Town, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Barnsley during his five years in English football - gracing the Premier League during his time with Boro and The Tykes.

A Norwegian international with over 70 caps for the Scandinavian country throughout his 20-year footballing career - the 46-year-old forward ended his playing days outside of his homeland in Germany, which led him to a career in German television.

Back in June he said of the signing, as reported by The Express:

"I don’t think he is a good signing, I think he’s an average player in Germany.

"But Brendan Rodgers has shown before that he’s a much better manager than Jan Aage Fjortoft so we have to trust him in that department.

"I can’t see that he will improve Liverpool Football Club.”

He has now backtracked on his comments about the 21-year-old, suggesting he is impressed with the recent good form of Can in defence via his official Twitter account:

Can continues to impress and after making a fan out of one former doubter, he will hope to continue to change the opinions of many.

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