John Aldridge highlights areas where Emre Can has improved his game

Can is starting to show some really good form at the heart of the Liverpool midfield.

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has said that people are now starting to see what the fuss is about when it comes to Emre Can.

Can has impressed for the Reds in particular over the last couple of months for his performances in the middle of the park.

Last season, and during the start of this campaign under Brendan Rodgers, the German was used as part of back three, but since Jurgen Klopp was appointed as manager, the 22-year-old has been used further forward in his preferred central midfield position. 

In games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace where Liverpool recorded back-to-back Premier League wins, he put in two excellent performances, and was among the best performers in Liverpool's win in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie against Manchester United. 

Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: "Can seems to have become more disciplined in that holding role alongside Jordan Henderson.

"He’s not running with the ball as much so he’s not getting caught out as much. He’s distribution has really improved."

Can has certainly had the tools to become a good footballer but now we're starting to see what it's all like when he puts everything together at the right time in games.

Undoubtedly, playing alongside Henderson is going to help him as the Liverpool captain is always talking to his teammate in the middle - there seems to be a good line of communication between the two, and neither are afraid when it comes to barking orders to the rest of the team.

Some will want to see Can add more goals to his game - he has two for the season so far - but given he is playing in a deeper role, his priority is shielding the back four and using his presence to good effect. Of course, adding more goals to his game would be welcome, but the most important parts of his game at the moment, given the role he is playing, is the role he is currently excelling at.  

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