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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that it is likely that Emre Can will likely move in the summer.
“He’ll stay beyond the winter,” Klopp told DAZN. “Emre is still a young lad but he has developed into a great player and is very important for us.
“Sometimes a player just wants to sit out his contract. That’s not cool for the club, but there are moments in which you have to accept it.
“As long as the player behaves like Emre does, then I have absolutely nothing to complain about. He gives everything he has and identifies with the club.”
The German midfielder is out of contract this summer and has been a target for Italian giants Juventus along with Bayern Munich, this though has not discouraged Klopp from playing the midfielder even making him captain for the last two games including last night defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
The club have been in talks with Can all season but have yet to come to a compromise, it is believed that Can would like a buyout clause inserted to any contract that he may sign which the club will not agree to.
The Reds have little to complain about as the main reason they picked up Emre Can so cheap was down to a release clause he had in his Bayer Leverkusen contract, the Reds only had to pay £9m to bring the talented midfielder to Anfield.
Another reason for Emre Can move away from Anfield would be the impending arrival of Naby Keita next summer, no doubt Can would find his playing time further limited.