Liverpool fought back from a goal to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park despite going down to 10 men after James Milner was sent off.
Joe Ledley gave Palace the lead just after half-time and the Reds looked to have blown any chances of a comeback when Milner was shown a red card for a second yellow on 62 minutes.
With Milner sent off Emre Can took responsibility in midfield and put on a man of the match performance.
Can worked assiduously trying to break up Palace attacks and was a threat going forwards making the highest number of successful dribbles (5).
The Germany international of Turkish origin was hugely influential both defensively and in the final third. Can made the highest number of passes for his side with 83 percent accuracy helping his side retain possession even when down to 10 men.
Palace keeper McCarthy gifted Firminho an equaliser on 72 minutes and Benteke scored a last minute penalty for the victory.
We took to social media after the game to take a look at what Liverpool fans made of Can’s performance.
Reds fans were ecstatic about Can’s performance and the general theme was that Jurgen Klopp should be considering the Germany international of Turkish origin as captain material.
Can’s leadership qualities went down a treat with the Reds faithful.
Can’s defensive qualities often get praised but the offensive side of his game often goes unnoticed.
Interesting metaphor used to describe Can here. Most of us have heard about the 22-year-old being nicknamed the ‘Tank’ but it seems there is a new moniker for the young midfielder.
It was actually difficult to find a negative comment among the Twitter love-fest.
Even non Liverpool fans were impressed.