According to German newspaper Bild, Liverpool have agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. The player has been linked with an Anfield move in recent weeks, following a great season for him in Germany.
Can is able to play in both left-back and attacking midfield, but his favoured position is as a defensive midfielder, a role which Liverpool are desperate to strengthen. However, the 20-year old’s arrival at the club could spell the end for Lucas Leiva, who has struggled to regain form after a number of injuries.
With a Can move possibly happening this early, it shows Liverpool are not going to take much of a break, as the club look to improve their squad after a season which saw them come so close yet so far in the race for the Premier League title. It also shows that Rodgers means business as he looks to take the side one step further next season and try to claim the trophy for the first time.
By Charlie Gregory