Sami Hyypia explains why Liverpool signing Emre Can will be a success

Former Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia is tipping new signing Emre Can to be a big hit at Anfield after his £9.75m move

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Sami Hyypia made 318 league appearances for Liverpool Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Sami Hyypia believes Emre Can suits Liverpool’s style of play and can be a hit in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old completed a switch to the Reds on Thursday after the Merseyside outfit agreed a £9.75m deal with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen earlier in June.

Hyypia coached Can for a 10 months during the former Finland international’s reign as manager at Leverkusen, with the ex-Liverpool captain axed at the end of the season.

He needs to make this next step forward in his career and Liverpool is a great club for him to continue to improve

Emre Can

But the 40-year-old, who is in charge of Brighton and Hove Albion, feels Can has all the attributes required to have a “great Liverpool career”.

“Emre is one of those players that always gives 100 per cent on the pitch. He is a very dynamic player and he is quite mature physically as well,” Hyypia told Liverpool’s website.

“He is quite a technical player and he does the simple things perfectly, with 100 per cent concentration, and I think he will have a great career at Liverpool.

“With the work ethic he has, I know the Liverpool fans will love him. He needs to make this next step forward in his career and Liverpool is a great club for him to continue to improve.

“He’s also very skilful and he can play it very simple. I think he suits the Liverpool style of play and physically he can compete in the Premier League for sure.

“I was very happy for him to see him sign for Liverpool and I’m looking forward to watching him in the Premier League.”

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