The German international has established himself as one of the Anfield club’s most important midfielders during Jurgen Klopp’s two-year reign so far, but his contract runs out in June 2018, and as we’ve told you previously, talks over a new deal have hit a snag.
The 23-year-old has started the season in blistering form and finally looks like developing into the dominant all-round midfielder that his potential has hinted at for several years, leading the Metro to claim Jose Mourinho’s scouts have instructed him to go all-out to sign Can.
Given it wouldn’t cost anything in terms of a transfer fee, and they’d be weakening a rival, it must be a very tempting option for Mourinho – and that’s why Liverpool fans are so annoyed:
United want Emre Can? They can fuck right off.
— #BROKEN SamuraiT-X (@SamuraiTX90) October 7, 2017
Woke up and hit a fat blunt, come back checked my twitter and apparently Emre Can is wanted by Manchester United. How high am I?
— Sizwe Gumbi (@Vince_gumbi94) October 7, 2017
He's better off staying with us, not good enough for United. #YNWA
— The Maverick (@Dominus_Formido) October 7, 2017
Not sure how I feel about the rumours about United possibly wanted Emre Can
— Fiona May (@fionamay4471) October 7, 2017
I remember we wanted Gabriel Heinze the LB from them and they had none of it. They can piss off haha unless swap for Matic??? Haha
— Mikey (@lfcfanatic1990) October 8, 2017
Strange we play united next and mourinho loves nothing more than his silly games !!!!
— michael (@mjc1674) October 8, 2017
Imagine Emre Can playing for United ?
— 🙂 (@MightyViking) October 7, 2017
Emre Can to United on a free. Well done Liverpool.
— FSGIN (@JosephPepper) October 6, 2017
Emre Can to United would be catastrophic for the club.
— Matt Thielen (@MelwoodDaily) October 6, 2017
If we let Can go for free, don’t upgrade on a CB and continue with these problems next season, I’ll be Klopp out. I’ll keep backing him now
— ~ (@C10untinho) October 7, 2017
Could it really happen? And how big a blow would it be for Liverpool if it did?