Liverpool’s German star Emre Can has revealed that it has been difficult for him to get his place back into the Reds first-team following Euro 2016 tournament, but the defensive midfielder has insisted he can help the Anfield side push on this term.
After Emre Can came off the bench and completed Liverpool’s opening day 4-3 win over Arsenal, the midfielder picked up an injury and was ruled out for around a month.
Another Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum had been showing impressive performances alongside the captain Jordan Henderson in the central midfield but after the Netherlands international suffered from a hip injury against Swansea, the 22-year-old Can was handed the opportunity to prove his worth against the Red devils.
During his interview with Liverpool Echo, Can said: “It’s been difficult because I came to the pre-season a little bit later after the Euros. So I needed to work on my fitness, and then when I was almost ready I got an injury so was out for a while. The team did very well while I was out but I played my first 90 minutes against United and I am happy to be back.
“Now I have my match fitness and confidence back, I’m confident enough to believe that if I have those things I can play in the team. It was good being back because it’s a strange feeling when you are on the sidelines.”