Gerrard will make his final appearance at Anfield when Liverpool take on Crystal Palace today.
“He is the greatest captain Liverpool have ever had and I feel comfortable on the pitch because I always know Gerrard is behind me,” Can was quoted as saying by the Express.
“If I make a mistake, he is helping me out. He is like a big brother looking out for you if something goes wrong.”
“Before the Chelsea game he said that in one of these big games it’s your time to shine. And then I scored against them. That was the unique piece of advice he gave me.”
The Germany U21 international has also stated that it would be like a dream to achieve what Gerrard has in the game.
“He has been playing for Liverpool since his childhood and already is a living legend.”
Can is expected to make his 39th appearance for the Red’s tonight alongside Skrtel, Lovren and Johnson in defence.