Brendan Rodgers raves about 'incredible' Emre Can after Burnley victory

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Emre Can after the Reds beat Burnley 2-0.

Liverpool continued their exceptional recent form with a 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield - and manager Brendan Rodgers lauded Emre Can in a post-match interview with Sky Sports.

The Reds went into the game on a run of three straight victories, and made it four after a comfortable win over the Clarets thanks to goals from Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge.

Rodgers' men moved up into fifth place in the Premier League table, back above Southampton and just two points off a top four place - and qualification for the Champions League.

The likes of Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho have stolen the limelight of late for Liverpool, but Rodgers told Sky Sports after the game that he believes summer signing Can is becoming a world class player at Anfield.

"He's an incredible player," said Rodgers. "He's played in midfield, he's played wide in a midfield four, he's played as one of the three central defenders. He's on his way to being a totally world class player. He's an outstanding talent. Very very young, and still adapting to the British game, and his performance tonight was absolutely exceptional."

"He's a total footballer who can play anywhere on the field. He's quick, strong, a wonderful technician and a great boy," he added.

Can, 21, joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, and whilst he was seen as one for the future, the German is making himself a star of the present under Rodgers.

His versatility has made him virtually indispensable for Rodgers, and his recent displays at centre back suggest he could have a long term future in Liverpool's defence.

The praise directed at him by Rodgers is huge, but few Liverpool fans would disagree with his assessment of Can after another excellent performance.

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