Emre Can: This Liverpool star is best penalty taker I’ve seen

The Germany international has been impressed with James Milner's heroics from the penalty spot

Emre Can has hailed Liverpool midfielder James Milner as the best penalty taker that the Germany international has encountered.

The 30-year-old has been one of the standout players in Liverpool’s 2016-17 Premier League season so far despite being asked to play in an unfamiliar left-back role.

Milner has started six of Liverpool’s seven Premier League fixtures at full-back and the positional change has paid dividends for both the player and his manager Jurgen Klopp.

The former Leeds United and Manchester City midfielder is Liverpool’s top goal-scorer in the Premier League after scoring four times in six outings so far.

However, Milner’s goals against Tottenham Hotspur, Hull City and Swansea City have all come from the penalty spot.

As a German, Can has seen some of Joachim Low’s best spot-kick takers in action following a number of call-ups to the national team squad over the past 12 months.

However, the former Bayer Leverkusen star says Milner is the best penalty taker that he has encountered ahead of the visit of bitter rivals Manchester United on Monday night.

“I’m young but I haven’t seen in any of my teams so far such a good penalty taker,” Can told The Liverpool Echo.

“In training, every ball is in the net. He’s a very, very good penalty taker.”

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