Liverpool owe fans for Stoke City embarrassment, says Emre Can

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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can believes the Anfield club owe their supporters following the final day disaster at Stoke City last season.

The Reds have an instant chance of redemption as they travel Stoke on Sunday for their opening game of the new Premier League season.

Liverpool were hammered 6-1 at The Britannia in Steven Gerrard's final game for the club and the German youngster believes the club can right the wrongs of last season with some strong opening performances.


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As seen in the Liverpool Echo, the 21-year-old said: “We didn’t end the last season particularly well, and I think we owe it to the fans to make amends.

“This is why the first few matches are especially important. I think we can start to put it right with a few good results.”

The Merseyside club ended a disastrous campaign with a feeble performances in Staffordshire, as they found themselves 5-0 down at half-time. It brought an end to a season that saw Liverpool stutter to sixth position.


The Reds have gone through another season of rebuilding as they aim to get themselves back into the Champions League. Something they will have to do without their influential former captain Gerrard.

The additions of Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner and Christian Benteke bring with them a wealth of top flight experience, while the addition of Roberto Firmino will bring an increased style of flair and excitement to Anfield.

Danny Ings could score some vital goals for Liverpool following his impressive top flight debut season for Burnley and former Charlton youngster Joe Gomez also looks like a fantastic acquisition by Rodgers. The 18-year-old could be set for his Premier League debut at Stoke.

You get the feeling this is make or break season for Rodgers as another campaign without any silverware and failing to break the top four could see him being shown the exit door.

The activity this summer on Merseyside does points to a more balanced squad at Liverpool this season.

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