The 2014 signing from Bayer Leverkusen had a good first campaign with Liverpool.
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is certainly getting used to plaudits by now. He should be anyway, as pundits and managers continue to tip him for big things.
Now he has been dubbed ‘world-class’ by an international team-mate.
Jean Zimmer is a 21-year-old right-back for FC Kaiserslautern. He is also a Germany under-21 international team-mate of Can’s and in an interview with Vavel this week he spoke of his time with the Germany set-up – stating:
“It is a massive honour to ever be allowed to play for the national team, wear the eagle on the chest and to train together with world class players such as Emre Can and Marc-André ter Stegen.”
Last season Can showed off his ability, once he was fit.
He struggled early on because of niggling injury issues but began to show his class once he got a regular chance in the Liverpool first-team.
He even demonstrated his versatility.
The German youngster, who signed from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, played much of the campaign at centre-back – as Rodgers needed a ball-player in his three man defensive system. He even filled in at right-back, with much less success.
This campaign Can will be hoping for more of an opportunity higher up the field in his preferred midfield position as Liverpool look to push on and up the Premier League table.