Former Premier League Forward Slams Liverpool for Emre Can Signing

Former Premier League Forward Slams Liverpool for Emre Can Signing


canFormer Premier League forward Jan Aage Fjortoft has slammed Liverpool for signing Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

The Merseyside club have agreed a deal in principle with the Bundesliga outfit to land the midfielder and the transfer will go through once the documentation is completed. Fjortoft believes the 20-year-old is an “average” midfielder and the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers made a mistake in signing him.

“I don’t think he is a good signing, I think he’s an average player in Germany,” Fjortoft told Sky Sports Radio.

“But Brendan Rodgers has shown before that he’s a much better manager than Jan Aage Fjortoft so we have to trust him in that department. I can’t see that he will improve Liverpool Football Club.”

Can was Liverpool’s second signing of the summer after the Anfield outfit sealed a deal for Rickie Lambert from Southampton earlier this month. The 32-year-old England international supported the Red since his childhood days and had a trial with the Merseyside club, before being released at the age of 15.

Meanwhile, Can is a versatile player, who can feature in multiple roles and his addition could give the former Swansea boss more options during the team selection. He has already featured in the Champions League with Leverkusen and his experience in the European competition could prove vital for the Reds next season.

It is too early to tell whether Can could be an instant hit for Liverpool. However, his ability to play in the central midfield, either attacking or as a defensive midfielder could prove vital for Rodgers and Liverpool over the years.

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  1. who cares what this guy thinks( who is he )I believe myself and from I have researched, this lad has the potential, he’s strong, has the skills, especially going forward and personally I will be very happy to see him at Anfield.

    • Since Rodgers took over,how many good signings has he made :- Sturridge and on a good day Coutinho,Allen Assaidi Aspas Alberto Ilori Sakho Borini ALL HUGE FLOPS !!!

  2. i agree with tom pepper. BR has bought crap players. just look at Allen, Borini, Aspas, Alberto. All average players.

  3. Am afraid of rodgers continues of buying players that re not an lfc standard..he has been very poor in signing since he took over the anfiled reign..we all were saying we cant get the good players that we want bcs we wasnt playing the UCL..but we finally got it now hoping to get the world class players we ve been wanting,only to find lambert and can??so far so bad bcs this two cant offer what is lacking in the club right now..sorry to say rodgers still thinking like a Swansea boss!!!

  4. Tom pepper pot ! What an idiot Sturridge , Coutinho , Sakho not good signings ? The others are young enough to still make it , go support Man utd , they’ve made some good signings lately

  5. So many of you are dump and brainless, some player are for future why some not, liverpool build on presence and future not like mancity and chelsea, so please leave ROGER alone, alberto, allen, coutiho, ilori, sakho, are future, watch them OUT

  6. Why you all slagging the mangers signings yes he has made mistakes in the transfer market who ain’t sako will be a good defender jus needed time borini is a very good striker Allen been injured so never got the chance aspas is crap fair enough Alberto hasn’t had a chance but you all seem to doubt him in the market who knows emre can could be what we need am happy with what Rodgers does let’s face kit he hasn’t gone and spent 35m of Carroll or 20m on downing the players you all say have failed Were a fair price where we get are money back for the likes of assaidi borini if he goes an so on.

  7. U guys should allow this man to do his job by the way all this players u are mentionin baerly get chance to play for lfc last season and they still yung alberto is full of talent, borini is a good player aspass in not that bad only chance and u should check out some of the game he played was difficult macths even suarez couldnt do his magic in those games so dont kill him. Contiuho single handedly kill totiham so what eals?

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