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5 potential replacements for Liverpool's Emre Can

Martin King
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11.67K   //    06 Jan 2018, 01:12 IST

Liverpool v Middlesbrough - Premier League
Emre Can is linked with a move to Juventus

Liverpool could lose midfielder Emre Can in the summer, as the German's contract with the club runs out and a number of Europe's top clubs are lining up for his signature.

Serie A giants Juventus are reported to be in the lead with rumors this week suggesting they've agreed a deal in principle with Can for a summer move.

Should the reports be true, Liverpool's squad will be a midfielder short and it will be up to manager Jurgen Klopp to find a replacement. Here are five names he could possibly look to bring to Anfield.

#1 Radja Nainggolan

AS Roma v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A
Radja Nainggolan has often been linked with a move away from Roma

A.S. Roma's Radja Nainggolan may be infamous across the football world for his eccentric appearance and reported bad behavior, but a look beyond that reveals that he is one of Europe's most talented midfielders.

The Belgian would be a perfect fit for Klopp's Liverpool. He is known for his speed, stamina and excellent work rate, while boasting a good passing ability and an eye for goal - qualities that identify well with the Reds' playing system.

Nainggolan would also compliment Liverpool's defensive side, as he is, to be blunt, a nasty tackler.

Add to this his apparent versatility - the 29-year-old can occupy a number of positions all across the pitch. Compared to Can he is a finished product and a summer move for the Belgian international would make sense for Liverpool.

His behavior may be the biggest challenge that comes with having his signature, but it could also be a risk worth taking, as Reds manager Klopp commands respect along with his good man-management skills.

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