Can thanks Klopp for playing him where he wants

Date published: Wednesday 11th May 2016 12:36

Emre Can: Thanked Jurgen Klopp for playing him in midfield

Emre Can has thanked Jurgen Klopp for playing him in midfield and says Liverpool’s target for next season must be the Premier League title.

Can endured an indifferent debut campaign in England last year, often being used as a defender as the side struggled under Brendan Rodgers.

However, the 22-year-old’s form has dramatically improved this term since 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,” Can told Liverpool’s official website.

“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.”

Liverpool could still finish anywhere between fifth and eighth this season but will secure a place in the Champions League if they beat Sevilla in the Europa League final later this month.

That would certainly represent success for Klopp in his first season at Anfield, but Can acknowledges the club has even loftier targets going forward.

“Everybody knows that Liverpool is a big club and our target has to be, always, to win the title,” he added.

“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.”

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