Emre Can admits Liverpool’s target next term will be to win the title, while he says Jurgen Klopp has helped him produce the best football of his career.
On Tuesday, Jurgen Klopp said he has “no idea” when Liverpool will be good enough to win the Premier League, with the Reds currently sitting eighth in the table.
But midfielder Can insists that the club “has to” aim for the title next season, with the side expected to be strengthened from a number of signings.
“Everybody knows that Liverpool is a big club and our target has to be, always, to win the title,” he told the club’s official website.
“Leicester City deserved to win this year because they played a great, great season and they were strong as a team.
“I think we had some ups and downs [this season], but in the last few months you can see we play much better football, and we win more games and score more goals.
“If we keep up the good work from the last months, then hopefully we will win [trophies] next year.”
Can endured an indifferent debut campaign in England last year, often being used as a defender as the side struggled under Brendan Rodgers.
The 22-year-old’s form has improved this term, and the former Bayer Leverkusen man credits the arrival of Klopp, who replaced Rodgers as manager in October.
“I think it’s my best season. I played a lot of games and I play in the position I want to play. I’m very happy that I play there now,” he added.
“With Jürgen Klopp, I think I have made another step and I want to try to always give my best and I want to be better and I want to help the team.
“Next year I want to go again, but this year we still have three more games and they are very, very important games and we want to win them.”