Liverpool FC will be reluctant to allow 23-year-old to leave, says ex-defender

The Man United legend believes Emre Can's departure to Juventus would be a big blow to Liverpool FC

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Liverpool FC midfielder Emre Can with his parents Photo: Liverpool FC

Danny Higginbotham believes Liverpool FC would be bitterly disappointed if Emre Can leaves the Anfield club.

The Germany international’s current contract has been allowed to drag on to create increasingly uncertainty surrounding his future at the Merseyside club.

Can has less than six months remaining on his Liverpool FC deal to present European clubs with the chance to reach a pre-contract agreement with the versatile midfielder.

Serie A champions Juventus have been long-term admirers of Can since talk of the German midfielder leaving the 18-time English champions first came to light.

The Italian giants are rumoured to be confident of landing the Liverpool FC no23 despite Jurgen Klopp’s assuredness that Can will sign a new contract with the Reds.

Former Manchester United and Stoke defender Higginbotham warned Klopp that losing Can would be a big blow to Liverpool FC.

“He would be a big loss. He’s a player who can get forward and support the front men and sit if need be,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports News.

“I think Liverpool would be really reluctant to let him go. If they can get him a contract that he’d be willing to sign then it would be great news for the football club.

“But the fact that it’s got to this point would suggest that Can is looking for a move himself. It’s disappointing because he’s quite a big player for Liverpool.”

Can has scored two goals and has made three assists in 23 appearances in all competitions in the 2017-18 season so far.

Liverpool FC signed the German midfielder in an £8.75m deal from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the 2014 summer transfer window.

The Reds will take on Portuguese side FC Porto in the Champions League last 16 next month.

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