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18 Apr 2017 13:10:17

Wanted you opinion please on Emre Can's recent improvement on the field. Do you think he is now thinking more and trying harder or does it come down to his injury? Or if course the fact he wants a new deal? He has certainly upped his game of late that's for certain.

{Ed001's Note - he has just been learning to play the system and getting the rust out of his performances. That's all it is.}

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18 Apr 2017 14:01:21
Ok mate. Do you think him and Henderson can play the system together or best if one or the other?

{Ed001's Note - they can easily play alongside each other, it is about developing partnerships. Any pair can play together, they just need to spend time learning each other's game. Gerrard and Lampard, for instance, could have learnt to play together given regular games together, but they never got them.}

18 Apr 2017 14:23:28
Fair enough mate. Plenty of options for Klopp hopefully soon then. A few people have said Hendo won't play again this season. Have you anything on that? Im thinking he is probably a week to 10days away?

{Ed001's Note - they are saying he is due back at the same time as Lallana, the 1st of May. However, it has been pushed back a few times already, so I am not convinced.}

18 Apr 2017 15:16:26
I always thought some of Cans best games were in a 4-2-3-1 alongside Hendo where Hendos athleticism and experience complemented Cans physicality and bullish runs forward. I'd happily see a return there if we choose to play it again.

A couple of months ago I wasn't so sure where Can fit into the 4-3-3 as wasn't sure he had the defensive nous to play deep, or the skills needed to play further forward, but he's proving me wrong on both accounts last few weeks. I do think he's been helped a bit by the subtle tweaks (as I percieve it) to Klopps system where we seem to be sitting the midfield a little deeper and giving the opposition a little less space.

18 Apr 2017 17:37:19
Can had been struggling for form and to relies where his true position is. Credit to Klopp for figuring out how to use him especially in Hendo's absence.

What Klopp has done is focus more on what Can is good at (high tempo, high press, better passing and vision) instead of working on his weaknesses (dictating play, anticipation and awareness tactically) . This has helped him have better performances and grow his confidence. Ed is also right that any pair can play together and we are seeing it right now with Can and Wij.

They are learning each other's game and improving every time as a pair. This is what good coaching and good work on the training pitch does cos money cannot fix that. Credit to both Can and Klopp for figuring it out.

18 Apr 2017 22:49:17
Can will be replaced going forward and I truly expect Keita or another midfielder to stamp his authority in the most fragile midfield in the league. Not sure what is Can good at if not using his upper body to penetrate players. His passing is dreadful in the first place hence he doesn't sit deep.

Pressing is running and Can is guilty of slowing the game down coz he doesn't gets his heads up in time to pick the players who has moved on to the space that creates itself when we counter.

He is ridiculously overrated! Brought to replace Lucas and now play alongside Lucas! Makes two rash challenges every game one he gets away and one he gets a booking. He must be in the top of the list ( Most yellow cards for stupid fouls by any midfielder after Garett Barry )

If you want to talk about class midfielders then talk about the likes of Vidal, Thiago, Modric, Herrera, Kante etc.

19 Apr 2017 00:00:03
Ok Harry we get it. You can't stand Can even tho the guy has been great for about two months now all while playing with an injury BUT I guess the kid can't do anything right. Nobody called him a class player and even he does not say that. He's a young guy with great potential and upside still learning the game.

Comparing him to other players who are older and more experienced than him means absolutely NOTHING cos none of them play for LFC and only you seem to care about non LFC players on this forum cos NOBODY else cares.

We love Can and he is playing great right now with the hope that he can be the best he can be for us. He doesn't have to play like anyone else to be great. Thank heavens you're not a coach. You would totally destroy players cos they don't play like whatever player idol your obsession is at that time.

19 Apr 2017 04:36:05
I'd take him over Herrera any day - the rest are fully matured world class midfielders and an unfair comparison for a 23yr old.

Can has some weaknesses for sure but let's give him time to mature and prove he can eliminate them or work around them - his strengths are impressive enough to warrant a bit of patience while he learns his craft. His last few games have been outstanding and I'm sure many sides would be happy to have someone like him to strengthen up their midfield options.

19 Apr 2017 05:12:56
Harry, u need to accept the fact Can will be a LFC player for quite a while and support him. No doubt he will get better as his prime years are yet to come. Like u, there are many LFC fans (including me) who want us to sign Keita but no need to degrade Can's ability for that. If Keita does sign, then he will be a regular starter for sure and Can may probably be simply a backup for Hendo but squad depth is important and he will play an important role in next season's title challenge (fingers crossed) .

19 Apr 2017 08:12:02
Good point zimbo, his age is significant here as he is clearly a player still learning and developing and having to do it under a lot of scrutiny.

19 Apr 2017 18:01:03
All good points, lads BUT we all know Harry. If one of our midfielders or players don't play like "insert non LFC player that NOBODY else cares about on this site here", the player is crap and needs to be sold.



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