EMRE CAN WILL BE VITAL
In the week or so since Klopp’s arrival, much of the attention focused upon the German tactician has surrounded which players will be key during his Anfield tenure. Christian Benteke as a target man? Mamadou Sakho as a ball-playing centre-back? Alberto Moreno with his energy from left-back?
Although the aforementioned trio, and more, may be vital players, Emre Can could be more important than any other. The burly German’s tenacity, physicality and classy passing appear to be the midfield foundation that Klopp will build on, perhaps with Jordan Henderson alongside. The ex-Bayer Leverkusen man was impressive against Spurs, and could benefit from being given a regular role in a set position – a luxury he did not have under Brendan Rodgers.