Liverpool scored six past Watford on Sunday and one player that got on the score sheet was German midfielder Emre Can. The 22-year-old continued in the heart of the team in place of Georginio Wijnaldum and after a tough start, got his just rewards, as he headed in Liverpool’s third goal before half-time.
The former Bayer Leverkusen man, who is rated at €44.3 Million by the CIES Football Observatory, has cemented his place in the XI thanks to Wijnaldum’s injury during the last international break and seems to be getting better with each game. This was also his second goal of the season, which was his tally for the entirety of last season.
The 22-year-old’s performances seem to have caught the eye of the Liverpool management and according to the Express; his contract is going to be renewed.
Can’s current contract ends in 2018 but it seems the German wants to spend a few years more at Anfield.
“Yes, the club have spoken to my agent,” Can said. “The talks are going very good.
“I have one-and-a-half years left. I am still under contract and it is my agent’s work [to sort it out]. I am very happy here at Liverpool.”
Title talk is premature
Liverpool have been brilliant in attack this season and sit on top of the Premier League for the first time since May 2014. It is not a surprise that many are tipping the Reds to win their first ever Premier League and with no European football to distract them, it could come true.
Can though is not getting caught in the title talk and isn’t even sure about how the club could win it.
“If you play for a club like Liverpool you have to think always about titles,” Can added.
“The target at such a big club is always to win silverware. Of course we want to win the title but we don’t know if we will win it.
“We want to make history but it comes from hard work, it comes from belief, it comes from confidence.
“There’s a long, long way to go. We have to look not to tomorrow but to today. We can dream. Everybody can dream but you have to see the truth.”
A fearsome attack
While the midfielder seems to be enjoying his role alongside Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana, credit must be given to the front three of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. The players have torn most of the opponents to shreds and that has catapulted the Reds to the top of the table.
There still is a long way to go for the league season to end and even Klopp stated that the Reds have a long road to go. But the signs are looking good and if the midfield can dominate the opposition like they did against Crystal Palace and Watford, Liverpool will make it a title chase to remember.
“It’s the wrong club for him” – ESPN pundit urges American star to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool
The American sensation has been linked (h/t Guardian ) with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Liverpool interested in the winger.
Pulisic has found starts hard to come at the Bundesliga leaders and Mariner was quoted by the Express saying:
“No, don’t do it.
“It’s the wrong club for him.
“He’s just going to go into a hopper of decent footballers who eventually go out on loan.
“Is he going to get in the team on this present form? No he’s not.
The former Gunner added that Pulisic is still developing as a player and Liverpool would be great for him, especially because we have Jurgen Klopp
“If you were to ask me for a club he should go to – Liverpool.
“Klopp understands the Bundesliga, he understands what it takes to mould a player. He knows him very, very well.
“If Pulisic were to go to Liverpool, the nurturing and the way that Klopp puts his arm around players, I think it would be a fabulous move for him.”
The 20-year-old would be an incredible signing for the Reds and would add more firepower to our star-studded attack.
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season but the addition of Pulisic could change that.
The American would not come on the cheap but given he has a ton of potential and is only 20, Klopp should take a punt on the Dortmund youngster.
(Video) Liverpool star breaks down after seeing his side win 1-0 over Equatorial Guinea
The attacker had to be helped off the pitch by his teammates despite the team winning the game. The Metro reports that Mane had the chance to double Senegal’s lead in the game but missed his chance.
Many supporters turned on the 26-year-old and booed him for the miss. When the match ended, Mane fell to the ground, tearing up.
His teammates tried to help him up but the Liverpool star fell once again before he was taken off the pitch.
Mane has struggled to perform for Liverpool this season, and it seems his form deserted him for the national side too.
Les chaudes larmes de Sadio Mané à la fin du match face à la Guinée Equatoriale (0-1). Cependant, rien n’indique qu’il est blessé.
Le joueur de Liverpool semble triste à cause de son mauvais match.#Senegal #Liverpool #Can2019 pic.twitter.com/eDx7MOHCay
— metrodakar.net (@metrodakar_net) November 17, 2018
Although Senegal won the game, the reaction from Mane was a little surprising. This reaction reminds us of that 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace with Luis Suarez breaking down after the match ended.
The Senegal forward is one of our most important players and we need to have him in the right frame of mind for the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old has seven goals for us this season, which isn’t a bad return, but we haven’t seen the best of our attackers yet.
Our next game is a tough tie against Watford at Vicarage Road, and the Senegalese attacker has to be at his best if we are to pick up the three points.
Liverpool keeping an eye on 18-year-old Brazilian sensation
The 18-year-old recently played for the senior Atletico Mineiro side and is expected to follow the “lead” by Gabriel Jesus, as per the report.
Roberto plays as an attacking midfielder and has also interested the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea, as per the report.
The 18-year-old could be another great Brazilian coming through the ranks and it will be interesting to see if we follow up with our interest.
Liverpool have a few Brazilian internationals in their side with Alisson and Fabinho joining in the summer. Roberto Firmino has enjoyed a fantastic spell under Jurgen Klopp and seems to be getting better with each season under his belt.
The Reds have to be wary regarding South American youngsters as we have another Brazilian on the books, Allan, that has had trouble getting work permits in Britain.
The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt but hasn’t played a single competitive game for the Reds since joining in 2015.
Roberto could be a star in the making and if he wants to develop into the finished article, there is no better place than Liverpool.
Klopp has one of the best youth teams in England, and the German is known for handing chances to youngsters at the club.
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