Can has been playing predominantly in midfield over the current season however, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has deployed the 21-year-old in defensive roles recently.
“Jordan Henderson is injured right now, but he’s a big player and quickly becoming a world class central midfielder. Emre Can has big, big potential,” Hamann told Four Four Two.
The 21-year-old was used as a right-back in the Germany national team when he made his debut last month.
Can is expected to be used as a central midfielder over the next few weeks following injury to Jordan Henderson but Rodgers did use Can as a defender for most of last season in his back-three and as a right-back.
The Germany international is expected to start for Liverpool in this weekends clash with Aston Villa in the Premier League.