Report: Liverpool open talks with Emre Can over new contract

General view before the game

The midfielder has two years left on his current deal with the Premier League side.

Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates after the game

A report in the Daily Star has claimed that Liverpool have begun talks with Emre Can regarding a potential contract extension.

The 22-year-old still has two years left to run on his existing deal at Anfield, but the Star reports that after impressing Jurgen Klopp, the Reds want to try and tie him down to a much longer deal.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp before the match

Though the Germany international's quality has never really been in doubt since his move from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, he was often unable to display his talent on a regular basis as his versatility meant that he became something of a utility man during his first campaign on Merseyside.

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Manchester United's Matteo Darmian

But after his performance on the final day of the 2014-15 season highlighted that it was time to play Can in his best position - he struggled at right-back as Liverpool infamously lost 6-1 to Stoke City - he was given more opportunities further forward and has arguably been able to show many more glimpses of the quality he possesses than he was able to do when being asked to fill in in various roles.

And with Klopp clearly keen to ensure that he remains with the club for many years to come, it appears that the manager is confident that Can is one of the players that he can build the team around as he looks to make significant changes during his first summer window with the side. 

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with West Ham's James Tomkins

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