Steven Gerrard drops massive hint 24-year-old will leave Liverpool FC
The Liverpool FC legend drops a huge hint that Emre Can will leave the Merseyside outfit at the end of the season
Steven Gerrard appeared to confirm Emre Can’s imminent departure in a slip of the tongue during BT Sport’s coverage of Liverpool FC’s 5-0 win at Porto on Wednesday night.
The Germany international’s future has been a source of relentless debate over the past few months given the versatile midfielder is set to become a free agent in the summer.
Can has been linked with a potential move to Serie A giants Juventus in the summer transfer window despite his progress at the Merseyside outfit.
The 24-year-old has refused to shed light on his long-term plans, while Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp has remained tight-lipped about his compatriot’s future.
Liverpool FC have already agreed a £48m deal with RB Leipzig to sign Guinean midfielder Naby Keita at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Former Reds captain Gerrard appeared to confirm that Can will leave Liverpool FC at the end of the campaign when asked about the Reds’ options in the middle of the park.
“We’ll have to wait and see what happens,” Gerrard told BT Sport.
“Emre Can is leaving and Keita is coming in, but Keita is a number eight – a dribbler and a runner. You can accommodate a Henderson and a Keita [in the same team].”
Liverpool FC are in third place in the Premier League table and two points adrift of Manchester United.
The Reds were 5-0 winners against Porto in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night.