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Friday 20 July 2018

Jurgen Klopp makes Liverpool's position clear on the future of midfielder Emre Can

Juventus are still keen on signing Liverpool midfielder Emre Can
Juventus are still keen on signing Liverpool midfielder Emre Can
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that his club will not consider selling midfielder Emre Can before next Wednesday's transfer deadline, even though he could leave the club as a free agent next summer.

Can's representatives have held talks with Juventus over a move for the German international, with Klopp still hopeful his club can agree a new deal with the player they signed from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014.

"He'll stay beyond the winter," Klopp told DAZN. "Emre is still a young lad but he has developed into a great player and is very important for us.

"Sometimes a player just wants to sit out his contract. That's not cool for the club, but there are moments in which you have to accept it.

"As long as the player behaves like Emre does, then I have absolutely nothing to complain about. He gives everything he has and identifies with the club."

Can has hinted that he may be open to an offer to stay at Liverpool and has also stated that he has been 'flattered' by the interest from Juventus, with the ball very much in his court as he considers his next career move in the coming months.

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