Can hopes No23 shirt can help him emulate Liverpool legend Carragher
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is hoping to emulate Jamie Carragher and become a Reds legend
Emre Can is hoping to emulate Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher in the former centre-half’s number 23 shirt.
The Germany Under-21 international opted to succeed the retired England defender after completing a move to Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in a £9.75m deal in the summer transfer window.
I want to become a great Liverpool player too
Can has been limited to handful of substitute appearances in the current campaign so far, strugging to get past established Liverpool midfielders Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson.
“Jamie Carragher is a big-name player,” Can told Liverpool’s website.
“He wore No.23 and was a legend playing here. I want to become a great Liverpool player too and maybe the No.23 can help with that.”
Can is still waiting for his first Liverpool appearance at Anfield after featuring in a 4-0 win against Borussia Dortmund on Merseyside in pre-season.
Despite the wait to taste the prestigious stadium’s atmosphere for a competitive fixture, Can was blown away by his first Anfield experience.
“There are differences between stadiums in Germany – some are that bit smaller and have less of a buzz among the fans, some of them are a lot bigger and have an incredible atmosphere.
“But Anfield is something else. The fans jump up and down, they cheer throughout. The way they sing, the scarves, it’s the goose bumps again…”