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Liverpool's Emre Can: 'I'll never be like Steven Gerrard'

Emre Can insists that he will "never" be like Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, despite being compared to the Reds captain.

Emre Can has insisted that he will "never" become the same player that Steven Gerrard is at Liverpool because the club captain is a "living legend".

The 21-year-old has impressed at Anfield following his £10m summer move from Bayer Leverkusen.

The German Under-21 international has shown his versatility by playing in a three-man defence for manager Brendan Rodgers, but suggestions have been made that he will eventually fill Gerrard's role in midfield.

"The coach knows that I prefer the role in midfield and that I see myself there in the future," Can told Bild. "But as great as the comparisons to Steven Gerrard sound, I can never be like him.

"He has been playing for Liverpool since his childhood and already is a living legend. I am Emre Can and will go my own way."

Gerrard will leave Liverpool after 25 years at the club to join MLS outfit Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer.


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