Irish Youngster Handed New Liverpool Contract After Impressing Klopp While Can Leaves


Emre Can had been in a long-term dispute with Liverpool regarding a new contract and breakdowns in negotiations have resulted in him leaving the club on a free transfer.

Can was brought to Liverpool by Brendan Rodgers in a £10m deal from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014.

The defender was a mainstay of the team that challenged for the Premier League title in 2013-14, making 23 appearances as the Reds ultimately finished second, and became a senior England worldwide.

The 24-year-old has had a string of serious knee issues in the past and complications came up during his medical in Paris on Thursday.

Right-back and local lad Jon Flanagan will also depart the club ending his eight-year stay with his beloved boyhood team.

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Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin during their Premier League match in Liverpool March 3, 2018.

Speculation about a move to the Serie A club intensified in the second half of the season and Turin now seems a likely destination for the midfielder.

Meanwhile, academy graduate Jon Flanagan, who was a mainstay in the Reds 2013/14 Premier League campaign, will also leave the club having made 51 senior appearances following his debut against Manchester City in 2011.

New contracts have been offered to U23s duo George Johnston and Conor Masterson.