After contributing to Germany winning the Confederations Cup earlier this summer, Emre Can has revealed he can’t wait to pull on a Liverpool shirt again as he starts his pre-season with the Reds.
Speaking with the official club website, Can has said he is ready to make his first appearance of pre-season against Hertha Berlin on Saturday evening, and hopes boss Jurgen Klopp will select him to get some needed minutes under his belt ahead of the the new Premier League season,
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Emre Can: “I am very happy to be back after three weeks off and now I’m very hungry to play football. I’m very [much] looking forward to the season.
“We have the game against Hertha but I don’t know if I’ll play then or on Tuesday. I haven’t spoken to the manager about that.
“I feel ready, I feel in good shape and I need the games for getting rhythm again and hopefully I will play.”
Can also spoke about the possibility of facing Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup next week. Can, who turned down Bayern for a move to Anfield, says the game against the German giants will be a special one for him.
“I’m looking forward to the game and it will be the first time I’m playing for Liverpool against Bayern Munich.
“I know a lot of the players and staff still there and I am really looking forward to the game.”
Can is still in talks with Liverpool regarding a new deal, but after verbally agreeing to an extension, he is expected to put pen-to-paper very soon, which will delight all Reds’ fans.
Klopp has previously spoken about positive talks, and insists the midfielder will not be sold.
“You can imagine we’re involved in talks and we all feel good and confident in this moment. That means they’re not the worst talks but until anything is done or signed there’s nothing to say.
“Emre is a very important player for us. We don’t want to sell or lose players who are in our first line up or close to it. Emre is certainly one of them. We want to keep him and we’re having good talks.”