Liverpool supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side start 2018 with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Burnley on Monday, thus moving them further clear in the race to finish inside the Premier League’s top four.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into the New Year off the back of consecutive victories over Swansea City and Leicester City, results which extended their unbeaten league run to 12 matches. But they were made to work for number 13 by Sean Dyche’s high-flying Clarets on New Year’s Day, with a Ragnar Klavan header four minutes into injury-time enough to seal a narrow success for the Merseyside giants, who had earlier been pegged back by Johann Gundmundsson’s effort to cancel out Sadio Mane’s wonderful first half opener.
Thus, there have been many delighted Liverpudlians in the Tavern this week, several of whom are likely to be further encouraged by a promising recent report from Sky Germany (via Sky Sports), which suggests that midfielder Emre Can will remain at the club beyond the January window.
The 23-year-old’s future has been subject of speculation for a while now given that his contract expires in the summer, and as of yet no extension has been agreed.
As such, the likes of Juventus have reportedly been eyeing up a move for the Germany international this month, with the midfielder now able to pen a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club.
However, recent reports suggest that Can will indeed remain at Anfield, in news which is sure to come as a potentially huge boost to manager Klopp and several of our resident Reds fans, who have seen the 23-year-old become a key part of things under his compatriot in the last 18 months or so.
Landlord’s verdict: Emre Can has been touted for a move to Juventus for a while now such is his contract situation at Liverpool, but the Italian giants may have to wait to land the 23-year-old.
And that’s because reports suggest that the Germany international is set to remain at Anfield beyond the January transfer window, even though his contract with the Reds is set to expire at the end of the campaign.
Nonetheless, this is sure to come as good news to manager Jurgen Klopp, who would surely not want a key first teamer like Can to leave the club mid-season, especially not when his side are chasing a top four finish in the Premier League, and indeed remain in the Champions League.
Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!