Date: 1st December 2017 at 2:10pm
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The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are enjoying life under Jurgen Klopp in recent weeks…

Barring a dismal second-half capitulation against Sevilla in the Champions League on match-day five, Liverpool have been on an impressive run of form of late. After comfortably dispatching of Stoke City at the Bet365 stadium Wednesday night, Liverpool now sit in 5th place in the Premier League table just 2 points adrift of 4th placed Arsenal. The hectic December schedule will, as always, be pivotal in determining the outcome of the league table this season, and the regular Kopites in the tavern are hoping their side will go from strength to strength next month.

Away from the field, transfer rumours regarding Liverpool players continue to persist in the media.

The plot of Emre Can’s transfer saga has well and truly thickened in the last 24 hours, after Germany’s national manager Oliver Bierhoff told Calciomercato that the German international is 60-80% likely to move to Serie A by the end of the season.

Can’s future has been in serious doubt for some time now and the latest reports are rather damning for the Liverpool faithful who were hoping Can would remain at Anfield beyond the season.

However, it would wise of Can to make a u-turn regarding his future and extend his contract beyond the end of the season.

Liverpool’s title-aspirations for the season are looking bleak already because of Manchester City’s early dominance, but there are signs to suggest that Liverpool could mount a genuine challenge for the title next season.

Naby Keita’s arrival in 2018 has already been confirmed, and with the signing of three more top talents in key positions, Liverpool will be set to compete on multiple fronts next season.

Can is still young at just 23 years of age and he has plenty of time to move to Serie A later in his career if he wishes.

But Liverpool look to be on the cusp of having a truly special team, so Can should extend his contract until June 2019 and help The Reds much-improved side achieve silverware next season.

Thoughts? 

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