Emre Can opens up on time as defender under Rodgers

Date published: Tuesday 29th November 2016 8:44

Emre Can has discussed his time playing as a defender at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers.

Can joined the Reds in summer 2014 in a £10million deal from Bayer Leverkusen.

The German made 40 appearances in his debut season, but was often deployed as a defender in a 3-5-2 formation under Rodgers.

The 22-year-old often struggled out of position, and was even used as a right-back in four games at the end of the season, including a 1-0 defeat to Hull.

He began the 2015/16 season in the same vein under Rodgers, being used as a centre-half in three Premier League games, before Jurgen Klopp stopped all the madness and played the midfielder in midfield.

Although Can’s time in an unfamiliar position was difficult, he says he “learned” a lot.

“It was very good to learn how to build the game and it was very important for me,” he told Sky Sports.

“I enjoyed my time there but I feel at home in the midfield position. That’s where I like to be.”

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