Liverpool legend and football pundit Mark Lawrenson revealed that he does not believe Emre Can warrants being called world class just yet.
Lawrenson underlined that while he is a fan of the young midfielder he urged for the media to not get too carried away.
“I like Emre Can. They [the media] are all shouting that he could be world class but he is not a full international for Germany yet so they have gone a bit early,” Lawrenson told the BBC.
Can was bon in Germany but is of Turkish origin and eligible to represent both his country of birth and the Crescent Stars at international level.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers recently told reporters that he feels Can will develop into a world class player.
“I feel he will develop into a world-class player,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.
Despite joining as a central midfielder Can has played much of the season as a defender in Rodgers back-three.
The 21-year-old has adapted well to becoming a defender, in fact Liverpool have not lost any of their last 10 Premier League games in which Can has started at the back.
Can has one goal and one assist in 29 appearances in all competitions this season for Liverpool.