Liverpool midfielder ready to become club's new enforcer

Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates after the game

Emre Can makes his case to become the Reds' new midfield leader.

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Chelsea's WillianLiverpool's Emre Can in action with Chelsea's Willian

According to the Daily Mirror, Emre Can believes he can be the midfield anchor to drive Liverpool to glory this season and beyond.

The 22-year-old is coming off the back of an impressive showing at Euro 2016 with the German national team and a season with the Reds in which he came into his own in both defence and midfield.

Can was placed in both the right side of defence under Brendan Rodgers and in the centre of the park after the appointment of Jurgen Klopp, and demonstrated a versatility which makes him such a highly rated talent.

But Can is convinced he can lead the Premier League side to a new era of stability and success.

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Bordeaux's Diego RolanLiverpool's Emre Can in action with Bordeaux's Diego Rolan

He told the Mirror: "The new midfield leader can be me, of course. I have played a lot of games for Liverpool and know I am still young but I have to show it on the pitch now.

"I can say I am a leader but you have to show it. Of course we have other leaders like Hendo [Jordan Henderson] or [James] Milner. We all want to do it - I am like that. I want to be the one pushing the team on."

Can was positioned as a midfield enforcer throughout Euro 2016 for Germany and after gaining such vital experience at the highest level, the former Bayer Leverkusen ace is ready to translate his performances to the Premier League with the Reds.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Emre Can at the end of the match

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Emre Can at the end of the match

"I want to show that to everyone, I have played plenty of games, I have played in the semi of the Euros and I am confident enough to say I want to go for it, I want to push the team on," he continued.

 

"You feel great to play in big games like that, it’s what you work for, so my confidence is high. We have a very good team and we will see next season what it is but that target has to be to win titles. If you play for Liverpool the target always has to be winning titles and it will be the same next season."

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