Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher questions Emre Can’s future at Anfield
Jamie Carragher has cast doubts over Emre Can’s future at Liverpool despite the German international scoring the winner as they beat Burnley 2-1.
Can’s contract at Anfield expires at the end of next season and a new deal is some way short of a conclusion, with the player wanting an improvement on his current £50,000-a-week pay packet.
With captain Jordan Henderson out injured, the 23-year-old has had a run in the side recently at his preferred holding midfield position.
After watching Liverpool come from a goal down to squeeze past Burnley, Sportsmail’s Carragher was adamant that Can is not versatile enough to keep his place when Henderson returns. Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher then questioned whether Can has a future at Anfield.
He said: ‘Can’s big problem is that I don’t think he’s a versatile player but he’s played in four or five positions for Liverpool.
‘The only position I think he can play is the one he played [against Burnley], the sitting midfielder, because he needs legs around him. [Klopp] is playing Jordan Henderson ahead of him.
‘Now, he’s got a contract situation at the moment, Emre Can. Is he going to sign it? Is he not? I think he may have 12 months at the end of the season.
‘So there is a good chance he may not be here next season. I don’t see, when the first XI is picked, where else he can play except that role.
‘That role is for the captain Jordan Henderson, who I can see how much he is missed in the last three or four games he’s been out.’
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