Frank Lampard discusses ‘unfortunate’ situation of key Liverpool FC star
Frank Lampard discusses midfielder Emre Can's contract situation at Liverpool FC
Frank Lampard has admitted that the uncertainty about Emre Can’s future at Liverpool FC is an unfortunate situation for the Reds.
The Germany international is widely regarded as one of the Merseyside outfit’s top players and has been in fine form in midfield for Jurgen Klopp’s men so far this season.
Can’s current contract is set to expire at the end of this season and there has been no official progress on talks with Liverpool about extending his deal.
The Reds are thought to have opened talks with Can more than a year ago but the 23-year-old has still not put pen to paper on a new contract.
The uncertainty surrounding Can’s future has inevitably led to speculation linking him with a move away from Liverpool in the summer, with the German set to be free to speak to foreign clubs from January.
And former Chelsea midfielder Lampard feels that the situation is an unfortunate one for the Merseyside outfit.
Speaking to BT Sport on Saturday, Lampard said: “I think it’s a bit unfortunate for the club.
“With Arsenal, you can say that they let the contracts of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez run down, but with Can, a year or 18 months ago, I’m not sure we were saying that Liverpool must sign him up.
“Who knows? Maybe his agent wanted double the money they thought he was worth.”
Can produced an impressive display as Liverpool sealed a 4-1 win over West Ham United in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Saturday night.
That result left the Reds in fifth place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after 11 games of the new campaign.