Emre Can says he wants to play in midfield next season

The Liverpool player has opened up on his working relationship with Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool player Emre Can has been speaking about his manager Brendan Rodgers and his intentions for next season.

The club’s official website has published comments the young German initially gave to The Anfield Wrap podcast, and it is interesting that despite his regular presence at the back for the Reds this season, he is hoping to play in his more natural role once the new campaign kicks off in August.

Can has always been known as a versatile player, and that has proved to be beneficial for Rodgers this season with the 21-year-old rarely playing in central midfield and instead used either as a centre-back or a right-back.

Despite that, Can is hoping to be pushed further forward sooner rather than later.

“(Brendan) talks all the time with me,” the Liverpool midfielder said. “He sees me as a midfield player and I hope next year to be playing in midfield.

“He helps my game. He wants to play football and that’s what I want. That’s why I came to Liverpool.”

Liverpool fans have been split this season as to where exactly they want to see Can playing for their side.

Some feel he is most effective as part of a back-three while others are desperate to see him feature regularly in midfield.

It seems those in the latter camp will get their wish next season, when the youngster will have the chance to prove he has what it takes to – at least in part – replace club legend Steven Gerrard.

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