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Can: Training was tough

Emre Can has spoken about about his difficulties adjusting to a Jurgen Klopp training regime and why he decided to leave the club to join Juventus.

The talented but inconsistent German made 167 appearances for the Reds in four seasons at the club after been signed by Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2014.

Blessed with a imposing physique, he seemed to have plenty of attributes needed to be a success in the Premier League.

However, one of his major failings seemed to be his work ethic.

 

The inability to truly push himself to the next level, something which the top players do no questions asked.

Can admits he struggled to come to grips with the tough training regime employed his fellow German. It wasn't fun, like an evening spent at kiwicasinos.

However if he thought that was tough, he was in for a rude awakening after joining Italian giants Juventus on a free transfer last summer.

 

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The Liverpool Echo (via Goal) reported Can as saying:

"I already complained to Jurgen Klopp about the hard training in Liverpool. 

"But the training here at Juventus is a bit tougher.

"We have to run even more, do more strength training.

 

"It was a big challenge for me at the beginning. But now my body has got used to it.”

Can was offered a new deal by the Reds, but he felt he needed a new challenge, and the opportunity to play for the club of his football idol in Zinedine Zidane.

The midfielder said while his manager was disappointed in his decision, he accepted it and the pair remain in close contact.

"He was disappointed. He wanted me to stay in Liverpool, but accepted my decision.

"He also knew that it was not a decision against him or against Liverpool, but for a new challenge at Juventus.

"I had a wonderful and memorable time in Liverpool and will always be grateful to all the people who have supported me there."

Just like his time with the Reds, there have been glimpses of his best, sprinkled with some average performances in his first season with the Turin based club.

The 25 year-old has only made 17 starts from his 31 appearances in 2018/9.

However with the comments that he has made, perhaps the penny has finally dropped for the midfielder, who will be hoping for a reunion with his former club in Madrid for the Champions League final. If you enjoy sports betting online it could be worth a flutter on Juve and Liverpool both making it to the final. 

 

Can knows there is no time like the present to do the hard yards which will then see him get the most out of his potential.

Time will tell.

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The fact that he’s jumped ship from two big clubs without making a real

impact and us now struggling at his third says a lot to me. He was always more arsed about how he looked than how he played and his lack of pace/mobility was the biggest impediment to him being a key player in a Klopp side. I don’t wish him ill by any means, but I’m pleased he’s gone. He’d only have taken up the wages and squad place of someone better suited to our style if he’d stayed. 

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I find the thing about the work ethic a tad surprising, but it's what separates the elite players from the rest.  That drive to continually improve and push themselves to the limit.  I don't think Can likes to be pushed out of his comfort zone, so he's more Emre Won't than Emre Can.  We haven't missed him, apart from those glossy locks.

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I don’t think it’s a lack of application, or being more bothered about how he looks. 

Can always put a shift in.  He’s just a good not great player.

Good enough to make a decent amount of appearances for one of the best teams in the world, but not one of the first names on the team sheet.

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Plenty of negative comment about our midfield this year - some of it fair, some if it utter nonsense.

 

Don't ever remember anybody suggesting that we've missed Can though.

 

Good luck to the well-groomed cat.

 

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59 minutes ago, TheBitch said:

The thing that bugged me most about Emre Can was that people thought he had great hair. People are fucking idiots. 

Spot on. He had fucking terrible hair.

 

Spanish ref hair.

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5 hours ago, Paul said:

The fact that he’s jumped ship from two big clubs without making a real

impact and us now struggling at his third says a lot to me. He was always more arsed about how he looked than how he played and his lack of pace/mobility was the biggest impediment to him being a key player in a Klopp side. I don’t wish him ill by any means, but I’m pleased he’s gone. He’d only have taken up the wages and squad place of someone better suited to our style if he’d stayed. 

 

Or put simply for what Paul really meant.

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20 minutes ago, Caramac said:

and this, although there was a vicious rumour he slipped on a dollop of brylcreem.

 

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I'll never tire of watching this.  The way the ball arcs and finds its target unerringly.  What a pass from Lucas.

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