Jurgen Klopp expects Emre Can to run down his Liverpool contract
By Husmukh Kerai
Last Updated: 28/01/18 3:55pm
Jurgen Klopp says he has no problem with Emre Can running down his Liverpool contract but insists the midfielder will not leave during the January transfer window.
Can's contract with Liverpool runs out on June 30, meaning the 24-year-old is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside of the Premier League.
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has said the Serie A champions are trying "all they can" to sign Emre Can from Liverpool.
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Klopp is adamant the Germany international will not leave Anfield before the end of the January transfer window even if that means Liverpool will lose the player on a free transfer at the end of the season.
"He'll stay beyond the winter," Klopp told DAZN. "Emre is still a young lad but he has developed into a great player and is very important for us.
"Sometimes a player just wants to sit out his contract. That's not cool for the club, but there are moments in which you have to accept it.
"And as long as the player behaves like Emre does, then I have absolutely nothing to complain about. He gives everything he has and identifies with the club."
Speaking earlier this month, Can outlined his dedication to Liverpool while maintaining he was still in talks with several parties.
"My agent is looking after everything but I am here until the summer. I haven't signed anything with anyone," he said.
"I am talking with everyone, of course I am talking with Liverpool. Why not? I still have a contract here. It is an amazing club. What can I say? My agent does the rest."
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