Liverpool beat Swansea 1-0 at Anfield to record their third consecutive win in all competitions.
James Milner scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to close the gap with league leaders Leicester City to just six points.
Emre Can started for Liverpool and was deployed in central midfield. The 21-year-old completed the highest number of passes for his side (80) at an 83 percent accuracy.
Can has been deployed in a central midfield position since Jurgen Klopp took over as manager but featured as a defender for most of last season under former head coach Brendan Rodgers.
The Germany international of Turkish origin worked tirelessly in midfield and put his defensive training to work making making four tackles, four interceptions and five clearances for his side.
Can is expected to be rested ahead of the Reds League Cup game on Wednesday against Southampton but is likely to return to the starting lineup in the Premier League next week.