After another comfortable victory for the Germany Under-21s on Saturday, Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre Hojbjerg told UEFA.com that Emre Can was a footballer without a weakness.
The 19-year-old, who spent much of last season on loan with FC Augsburg, raved about Can as he reviewed their impressive UEFA European Under-21 Championship so far, but quickly dismissed comparisons to Steven Gerrard and Michael Ballack.
‘’He has his own style; you cannot compare him with Ballack or Gerrard,’’ Hojbjerg told UEFA.com.
‘’He's a sublime footballer and there is nothing he can't do. His physique and his passing game are extraordinary, he also reads the game very well.
‘’You just have to look at how he established himself at Liverpool. And he's done it at a very young age, so these experiences will really pay off one day."
Have Liverpool yet to see Can at his very best?
Can, 21, has spent the majority of his time at Liverpool playing in defence, but he has really shown what he is about during the Under-21 European Championship playing in a midfield position.
Although his signing has largely been viewed as a success, the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League for next season has left every player scrutinised and Can is no exception.
The former Bayer Leverkusen star’s first two performances for Germany’s Under-21s in the European cup competition will have gone a long way in helping boost his reputation on Merseyside, but he will know that will come with heightened expectation.
Rodgers will be under the microscope more than ever next season, as anything other than a top-four finish could see the club’s owners wield the axe, so the former Swansea City boss will be desperate to see Can come back to England in good form.