The 32 clubs involved in the group stage of the Champions League submitted their squads for the competition before last night’s deadline.
Serie A champions Juventus were among those to submit their squad for the group stage, with Mario Mandzukic and Giorgio Chiellini among the players to miss out. (via @juvefcdotcom)
Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can was also omitted from the list, as noted by Liverpool-focused Twitter channel @AnfieldWatch.
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) September 3, 2019
The 25-year-old Germany international spent four years at Anfield, scoring 14 goals in 167 appearances for the Reds, before leaving Merseyside to sign for Juventus last summer.
Can rejected a new contract at Liverpool during the 2017/18 season, saying that he wanted to emulate childhood idol Zinedine Zidane by playing for Juventus, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
However, having started only 22 Serie A and Champions League games for the Turin club last season and played just 30 minutes in the league so far this term, he has struggled to make an impact in Italy.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter didn’t feel too sorry for Can being left out of his club’s Champions League squad:
Music to my ears
— YanDje Ontoye™ (@ungoofie) September 3, 2019
Lol Ramsey ahead of Can.. He should have stayed
— Pizzman Jersey (@Pizzmantwit) September 3, 2019
Another player who thought the grass was greener
— Johnny McMurray (@JohnnyMcmurray) September 3, 2019
To be fair he wouldn’t be named in the Liverpool squad either! These players who think they are bigger than Liverpool soon learn and there is no turning back!
— Clare Cooney YNWA (@clarecooney73) September 3, 2019
Let me shed a tear for Emre
— Godson Aboagye Esq. (@godson_esq) September 3, 2019
Another one who thought it was better to leave.
— Joffbob (@joffwalters) September 3, 2019
You get what you wish for
— David James Morgan (@DavidJamesMorg3) September 3, 2019
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