Liverpool icon John Aldridge has stated that Liverpool could be in for an exciting end to the season if Emre Can continues his progression.
Can has played the last seven games in defence despite his strongest position being in central midfield.
“We’re seven unbeaten in all competitions now, and we’ve won four on the spin away from home,” Aldridge was quoted as saying on the official Liverpool website.
“We’re not perfect, but that’s improvement, no question. And if Markovic and Can can continue their own progression, we could be in for an exciting end to the season.”
The 21-year-old has played as a defender since first being deployed in the Liverpool back-line against Burnley on Boxing Day.
The Germany U20 international has come under fire following his performance against Chelsea in the Carlin Cup semi final.
The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has made 16 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.