Emre Can's future at Liverpool continues to be surrounded by uncertainty.
The German's contract at the club is set to run out in the summer, and it has been reported that a move to Juventus is on the cards.
Although nothing has been finalised as of yet, there is an acceptance at Anfield that the midfielder will leave, but club legend Steven Gerrard has urged his former teammate to stay at the club.
"I think Liverpool have made him a better player and in Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff I think they are perfect for him," Gerrard said, as reported by the Express.
"I can’t make decisions for Emre [Can] but for me, in his shoes, I would be a bit more patient with Liverpool and I would hang on.
"I think Liverpool – the club and the fans – have a lot of belief in him."
CAN HAS ENRAGED LIVERPOOL FANS
In the past few months the German has repeatedly gone to the media announcing that he has no idea where his future holds.
And that has not changed in his latest interview during the international break, but one thing Can said has gone down very badly with Liverpool fans.
In an interview with Sports Bild, Can stated: "I have the self-confidence to say that my qualities are sufficient to play in a very big club next season."
Sorry, Emre? You don't think Liverpool are a very big club?
That was always going to enrage fans of the Merseyside club, and many took to Twitter to display their anger at his comments.
CAN IS KEEPING HIS OPTIONS OPEN
And Can has refused to rule out a move to any of Europe's top five leagues.
"I’m doing great in England. Here it is is physical and that suits me," he continued. "The Spanish league is also attractive. The same applies to Germany, where tactics are concerned, and Italy, which has recently caught up.
"Incidentally, the same applies to France, this league has now established itself as one of the best in Europe. Therefore, I do not want to exclude anything because I do not know what I will do from summer. My goal is to play a lot, more often, and to be a leader."
Wherever Can's future lies, it seems more and more likely by the day that he will not be at Anfield come the start of next season.
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