Born on January 12, 1994, in Frankfurt Germany, Emre Can is a budding talent, for both club and country. Can, who is of Turkish descent, plays international football for Germany.
This 24-year-old midfield player was signed by Liverpool FC in 2014. He prefers to play in central midfield, either in an attacking or defensive capacity.
He played eminently in the German squad which won 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
At the initial stage when he was in school, he played in the under-15 and under-21 level and also was a part of the 2015 under-21 European Championship.
He had scored 3 goals for the U-17 German Football team from 2010 to 2011 in 22 appearances.
His started his career SV Blau-Gleb Frankfurt before he moved to Eintracht Frankfurt’s academy.
At the age of 15, Can was signed for the academy of Bavarian giants, Bayern Munich. He made his first team debut in the 2012 DFL-Supercup and his Bundesliga debut against 1. FC Nürnberg on 13 April 2013.
In 2013, Can moved to Bayer Leverkusen, signing a four year deal with the club.
However, just a season later he was signed by Liverpool, and predominantly featured in Brendan Rodgers’s side before becoming a mainstay under Jurgen Klopp. The German has made more than 150 appearances for the Merseysiders till date.
Rise to Glory
Can’s first major consistent contribution for Liverpool came in the 2015-16 Europa League knockout stages.
He started off the famous comeback against Borussia Dortmund with an assist for Divock Origi’s goal to bring Liverpool back in the quarterfinal tie. In the semifinal, he single-handedly bossed the Villarreal midfield to take the Reds into the final.
While under Rodgers, Can act as a center back or fullback player, his position improved to the time of Klopp where he was moved to his favorite and preferred position in which he was comfortable to play at i.e the central fielder.
Chairman of Bayern, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge regarded Can as one of the biggest talents in German football because of his extraordinary talent and skills.