Emre Can has started in defence for the eighth straight time for Liverpool tonight. The Reds suffered a 1-0 defeat against their rivals Chelsea in the second leg of the Carlin Cup semi final. Liverpool have been eliminated from the competition and Chelsea will play the final against Tottenham or Sheffield United.
The Germany U21 international received a rating of 7.12 from whoscored.com and was the third highest rated defender in the game. Can made six successful tackles, one interception and two clearances. The former Bayer Leverkusen man played the full 120 minutes.
Can has played the last nine games in defence despite his strongest position being in central midfield. The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has made 17 appearances for the Reds in all competitions this season.
Can was born in Germany but can represent either his country of birth of Turkey at international level due to being of Turkish heritage.