The German international, who has eighteen months left on his current contract with Liverpool, has revealed that contract extension talks with the club are progressing well.

 

In some very good news for Liverpool supporters, 22-year-old midfielder Emre Can has revealed that he is set to commit his long-term future to the Reds. On the back of his impressive performances for the club, the Reds are set to offer a new improved contract to the player. The midfielder is only too happy to agree for an extended stay with the club, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The English newspaper reports negotiations for an extension between both parties are progressing well, and a new development could be announced very soon.

Emre Can himself  confirmed the story, stating, “Yes, the club have spoken to my agent (for a new contract). The talks are going very good. I have one-and-a-half years left. I am still under contract and it is my agent’s work (to sort it out). I am very happy here at Liverpool.”

The former Bayern Munich youth graduate is enjoying a very fruitful past year or so, having made his debut for the German national team while also establishing himself as a vital clog in Jurgen Klopp’s heavy-metal footballing machine.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on October 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on October 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo courtesy – Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

After his €12 million transfer from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014, Emre Can was used in a variety of positions by the then Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, most notably at the heart of the defence.

However, Emre Can could only truly showcase his immense talent in his natural position in the middle of the park, which is where Jurgen Klopp has been utilising the player. Not surprisingly, this has brought out the best from the Germany international.

The 22-year-old has been hampered by injuries of late, but remains a player with world-class potential. German national team coach Joachim Löw is said to be a huge admirer of his all-round game, and if his chemistry with Liverpool’s attacking players is anything to go by, a new deal for the powerful midfielder looks certain to be finalised.

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