Jamie Carragher believes Emre Can could be set for a Liverpool exit before the end of his current contract.
The Germany international scored Liverpool’s winning goal in a 2-1 win against promoted side Burnley in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Can has scored four goals and has made two assists in 22 appearances in the Premier League in the current campaign.
The 23-year-old midfielder has just over 12 months remaining on his current contract after Can moved to Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen under Jurgen Klopp’s successor Brendan Rodgers in 2014.
Can is holding negotiations with Liverpool over a new deal as the German star looks double his wages and earn a reported £100,000 a week at Anfield.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher believes the former Bayern Munich midfielder are facing uncertain future at the Merseyside club.
“Can’s big problem is that I don’t think he’s a versatile player but he’s played in four or five positions for Liverpool,” Carragher told Daily Mirror.
“The only position I think he can play is the one he played [against Burnley], the sitting midfielder, because he needs legs around him. [Klopp] is playing Jordan Henderson ahead of him. Now, he’s got a contract situation at the moment, Emre Can. Is he going to sign it? Is he not? I think he may have 12 months at the end of the season.
“So there is a good chance he may not be here next season. I don’t see, when the first XI is picked, where else he can play except that role. That role is for the captain Jordan Henderson, who I can see how much he is missed in the last three or four games he’s been out.”
Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League table and five points ahead of Arsenal in the top-four race although Arsene Wenger’s side have played two games less than their rivals.
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