89% pass-accuracy; 10 ball recoveries: Emre Can stars as Liverpool hammer Aston Villa

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The German midfielder was imperious in his side's 6-0 win at Villa Park.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can was in fine form at Villa Park as his side demolished Aston Villa 6-0 this weekend.

The Reds were hugely impressive on Sunday afternoon as they racked up the goals against a hapless Villa side to move up to eighth in the table, just three points behind Manchester United in fifth.

They had started the game strongly as Daniel Sturridge headed them into a 16th-minute lead, with that goal proving the catalyst as six different goalscorers got themselves on the score sheet in the comprehensive win.

One of those scorers was midfielder Emre Can, who put in an impressive all-round display in arguably one of his best performances for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

  MatchGoalsAccurate PassesPassing AccuracyWon TacklesInterceptions WonDuels WonBall RecoveriesUnsuccessful TouchMins Played
Emre Can Aston Villa vs Liverpool 1 64 89% 4 3 6 10 1 90

As illustrated by the table provided by Opta, the German was heavily involved throughout.

In total he posted 87 touches in the game, the third highest amount of any player, with just one of those proving unsuccessful.

His passing was particularly impressive as he managed 64 accurate passes, the best of any midfielder in the game, which he coupled with a pass success rate of 89%.

Defensively he was a rock throughout, winning four tackles, the most of any player in the game, as well as three interceptions and six defensive duels.

His best stat was arguably his ball recovery, as he won possession back for his side on ten separate occasions.

An impressive performance from Can then, who is fast proving that his best position is in central midfield and not the centre-back role he found himself in last season.

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