LONDON – Jurgen Klopp wants to keep Emre Can at Liverpool for the long term and says he is ‘positive’ the midfielder will sign a new deal.
Can scored the winner in Monday night’s win at Watford with a stunning bicycle kick.
The Germany international has 13 months on his current contract and talks over a new deal have been ongoing for almost the entire season. The deadlock has not been broken but Liverpool will not sell Can this summer because they regard him as an important member of the squad.
‘After his bicycle kick probably everyone wants him to stay,’ said Klopp. ‘It is no secret how much I like Emre. He likes the club and that is a completely normal situation. We are in talks and there is absolutely no pressure. It is all good. I am quite positive.’