Liverpool star Emre Can showed what he can do in midfield by netting in Germany's opening game of the European under-21 Championships.
His equalising goal was scored from the edge of the box after a neat turn, but was not enough to earn his side a win, with Serbia holding them to a 1-1 draw.
Can was captaining Germany, and showed encouraging leadership qualities which will come in handy if he is to one day step into the shoes of Steven Gerrard at Liverpool.
The former Bayer Leverkusen prospect was playing in his favoured central midfield position, surely a welcome relief considering the way he was torn apart in defence during his last game of the season for Liverpool in the 6-1 loss to Stoke.
Can was only really played in defence due to a combination of injuries to Jon Flanagan, and the woeful debut season of Dejan Lovren, but he clearly has his limitations in the position, while in midfield the sky may be the limit.
He made only six Premier League starts in midfield for Liverpool last season, as opposed to 21 in defence.
With Gerrard gone, there is a void in midfield which will give Can opportunities, despite the arrival of free transfer James Milner.
Can's performance over the 90 minutes last night will have been a message to manager Brendan Rodgers if he was watching, that he deserves more opportunities in his favoured position, and the Reds are fortunate to have him.
Here is a look at how Liverpool fans reacted to his performance via Twitter...
Emre Can is a midfielder who can score cracking goals, someone please tell BR this if he is still unsure where to play him next season!— Jay (@NepaliReds) June 17, 2015
Good to see Emre Can rescuing the draw for Germany, cant wait to see him in midfield permanently! #LFC— Alex Hall (@CQR_NEON) June 17, 2015
Why we play Emre Can centre back I don't know— Aaron Grayson (@AaronGrayson96) June 17, 2015
Decent goal by Emre Can. Can't wait for him to play as the free role inverted right back again xD— Akshay Sirwani (@akshay_sirwani) June 17, 2015
We have a diamond in emre can but is Rodgers the right man to help him reach his potential, not for me !!— ant richards (@Antrich96) June 17, 2015
As I've repeated many times during last season, Rodgers HAS to utilise Emre Can in midfield. Not too much to ask. Just common sense.— Dahir Bannoní (@dbotan7) June 17, 2015