5 potential replacements for Liverpool's Emre Can
The Liverpool midfielder is reported to be on the move, but who could the Reds pick as his replacement?
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
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.