Thursday 19 October 2017

'I don't know what Jurgen Klopp plans' - Emre Can flattered by Juventus interest

Liverpool's Emre Can
Liverpool's Emre Can

Carl Markham

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can admits he is honoured by interest from Italian champions Juventus as uncertainty about his future continues.

The Germany international is in the final nine months of his current deal at Anfield, making him eligible in January to sign a pre-contract for next summer with other clubs.

Can insists he is concentrating on playing for Liverpool, for whom he has started five of seven Premier League matches this season as well as both Champions League group games, but is aware of the Serie A club's desire to sign him.

"It's always an honour to receive an offer from such a renowned club, but currently I am only focused on the season with Liverpool," Can told German newspaper Kicker.

"My agent takes care of the rest.

"The Premier League is just a really cool league, the most interesting in the world, but you must always respect other big clubs and leagues.

"You never know what will happen. And I don't know what Jurgen Klopp plans."

Can scored his first international goal in Germany's 5-1 win over Azerbaijan on Sunday and admits it is an area he wants to improve on for club and country.

The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has scored 10 goals in 138 appearances for the Reds, including two in a Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim, and wants to add to the tally but said sometimes his role in the side can make it more difficult.

"I turn 24 in January and I'm very proud to have already made so many appearances for Liverpool," he told LFC Magazine.

"At times this season I've been dropping deeper but there have still been chances for me to get forward to support the attack and even score.

"With Liverpool I think I've got about 10 goals in total so far. Sometimes I think I could score more.

"Whether it's running with the ball and finishing or shooting from long distance, I always try to find the opportunity but it isn't always easy."

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