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Liverpool fans worried by Emre Can's comments about Juventus transfer links

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Jurgen Klopp's focus is currently on resolving Liverpool's faltering start to the season, but he will surely have the futures of two of his key players also on his mind.

Star man Philippe Coutinho handed in a transfer request during the summer, as Barcelona made three unsuccessful bids for the Brazil international - including a £118 million offer.

His request to join the Catalan outfit was snubbed by the Reds, while the La Liga runners-up are expected to return with a similar offer in the January transfer window.

But the future of midfielder Emre Can has also been uncertain as he and the club have yet to agree a new deal as he enters the final year of his contract.

The Germany international represented somewhat of a bargain when he arrived for £10 million from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014. But his three years at Anfield could be coming to an end.

Klopp quashes Can rumours

With both parties having yet to agree new terms, Serie A champions Juventus have shown an interest in the 23-year-old who has made 95 Premier League appearances for the Reds.

And it's fair to say that the Liverpool man has failed to quash speculation of a move to Italy.

“Everyone wants to now be part of this but there will come transfer windows and we will see what happens," Klopp said, per the Mirror, relating to the futures of Coutinho and Can.

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“I don’t think about it. If I start now asking Emre every day: ‘How is it going then?...’ So far there is not a shadow of a doubt that he’s 100% here.”

The 50-year-old may have, for now, tried to cool speculation of the German leaving Merseyside. However, ahead of Liverpool's visit to Tottenham on Sunday, Can was less convincing.

Can fuels Juventus speculation

"It's always an honour to receive an offer from such a renowned club, but currently I am only focused on the season with Liverpool," Can told Kicker, per Sky Sports.

"My agent takes care of the rest.

"The Premier League is just a really cool league, the most interesting in the world, but you must respect other big clubs and leagues.

"You never know what will happen. And I don't know what Jurgen Klopp plans."

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The uncertainty could, in part, not be helped by Liverpool's struggling start to the campaign which has produced just three wins, four draws and one defeat.

It's not the ideal form that is likely to convince Can to sign a new deal, instead of joining Juventus - who have won six consecutive league titles-  in which time, the Reds have won the League Cup once.

However, Can will be expected to play a significant part in any success Liverpool do have this campaign.

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