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Liverpool fans rave about Emre Can's first-half performance against Swansea

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Liverpool have the chance to climb to sixth place in the Premier League table with a win against Swansea City.

Following their 4-1 demolition of Manchester City last weekend, the Reds returned to Anfield looking to make it three wins from their previous four fixtures in the league.

Jurgen Klopp's men dominated the opening exchanges, but Swansea grew into the game and looked threatening on the counter-attack as the match went on.


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Neither side were able to find the net and Liverpool's best chance of the half came in the first ten minutes, when Kyle Bartley's last ditch tackle on Jordon Ibe cannoned off the base of the post. 

There were some half-chances for the home side, but, ultimately, Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino were not getting the service they would have wished for.

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However, one player, in particular, impressed Liverpool supporters throughout the first half and that was German midfielder Emre Can.

The 21-year-old was deployed at the base of midfield in the absence of Lucas Leiva and was able to influence the play at both ends of the field.

He produced a sumptuous ball over the top for Benteke, but the Belgian failed to make the most of the opportunity as he lost his balance.

And facing his own goal, Can outmuscled Swansea forward Eder when the Welsh outfit were looking threatening on the break.

Liverpool fans will be hoping his performance continues past the interval and their side are able to break the deadlock.

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Steven Gerrard
Premier League

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