Anfield legend expects midfielder to leave this summer

Anfield legend expects midfielder to leave this summer

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has admitted he expects midfielder Emre Can to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Can has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield with only six months left on his deal at Anfield, with Juventus the favourites to land the German come the summer.

The Serie A champions are understood to be extremely keen on landing Can as they look to bolster their midfield options.

Amidst interest from Juve, amongst others, Gerrard says he believes it won’t be long before the former Bayer Leverkusen star is no longer a Liverpool player.

I probably expect him to go because he’s been asked the question many times and if he decided he wanted to stay at Liverpool, everyone would know that by now,” Gerrard told BT Sport.

“You still have that little bit of hope as a Liverpool fan that he might change his mind but for it to go to the back-end of January is a concern.”

Gerrard, who made 700 appearances for the Reds during his two decade long career, also went on to say that he feels current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp still has work to do at Anfield.

Despite Liverpool’s (mostly) good form this season, Gerrard believes the German still hasn’t sussed out his best back-line – a problem that is holding them back in their chase for silverware.

He said: “I still think he’s trying to find it. [Klopp’s defence] He’s obviously brought Van Dijk in as a big-money signing and I’m sure he’ll try and make more signings moving forwards.

“I think he’s still trying to find his back five.”