Liverpool have made a mistake signing "average" Emre Can

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Former Premier League player Jan Aage Fjortoft has hit out at Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers' decision to sign Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen, saying that he is 'not a good signing'.

The Reds have moved quickly ahead of the summer transfer window by wrapping up deals for Southampton's Rickie Lambert as well as a £9.75m swoop for Can.

Although the 20-year-old is rated as a promising prospect, he was allowed to leave Bayern Munich to join Leverkusen, and the Bavarian giants waived their buy-back option on him so Liverpool could swoop.

Fjortoft - who now works as a television pundit in Germany and Norway, says Liverpool may have made a mistake.

He told Sky Sports News Radio: "I don't think he is a good signing, I think he's an average player in Germany.

"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."

Liverpool finished second in the Premier League last season, and with Champions League football secured for next term, Rodgers is now attempting to bolster his squad in order to cope with the increase in games.

The Anfield based club have been heavily linked with a move for Southampton's Adam Lallana - although the deal appears to have stalled somewhat - and also Sevilla full-back Alberto Moreno.

While they are busy bringing in new players Liverpool also have a battle on their hands to keep hold of star striker Luis Suarez.

He continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, and Metro claim today that Los Blancos could be gearing up to make a huge £73 million offer for the Uruguayan's services.

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