The German was not pleased with Can's performance and behaviour against Everton.
Everton and Liverpool went head-to-head in the Premier League today. The Merseyside Derby clash ended up with both teams sharing the points. They drew 1-1 at Goodison Park with a goal from Romelu Lukaku cancelling out Danny Ings’ opening strike.
A fixture which usually sees plenty of yellow cards, todays should have seen a red. Lucas Leiva was definitely lucky to get away with a cynical trip whilst already on a yellow card late in the game.
His fellow German got into a silly altercation with Ross Barkley and then moments later felled Gareth Barry with an overhead kick attempt. Hamann felt that was enough for him to receive his marching orders and was highly critical on Twitter…
What is Emre Can doing? Just leave the ball and walk away. Poor form, booked for nothing.— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) October 4, 2015
Harsh on Barkley. Can's well deserved. https://t.co/sfBglbZKTO— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) October 4, 2015
Can should have been sent off for that overhead kick.— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) October 4, 2015
It's dangerous play my friend. Bookable offence, I would have sent him off. https://t.co/5mIBrlVCG4— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) October 4, 2015
He was too busy scrapping with Barkley. Should concentrate on the game. https://t.co/IawElBoQg5— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) October 4, 2015
Can is certainly dividing opinion at the moment for Liverpool. Some think he is an excellent calming influence in a back-three – others feel he is overrated. He was certainly at fault today, getting his clearance all wrong to gift Lukaku the equaliser.
Can will certainly need to improve on that if he is to win over his current doubters.