Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has admitted it was ‘an honour’ to receive an offer to join Juventus this summer.
The German’s contract at Anfield runs out at the end of this season, with the 23-year-old yet to commit his long-term future at the club.
But Can, who scored Germany’s sensational fifth goal in the 5-1 win over Azerbaijan yesterday, told kicker he was focused on Liverpool despite interest from the Italian champions.
Can said: “It’s always an honour to receive an offer from such a renowned club, but currently I am only focused on the season with Liverpool. My agent takes care of the rest.”
‘The Premier League is just a really cool league, the most interesting in the world, but you must always respect other big clubs and leagues.
‘You never know what will happen. And I don’t know what Jurgen Klopp plans.’
The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has scored 10 goals in 138 appearances for the Reds, including two in a Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim, and wants to add to the tally but said sometimes his role in the side can make it more difficult.
‘I turn 24 in January and I’m very proud to have already made so many appearances for Liverpool,’ he told LFC Magazine.
‘At times this season I’ve been dropping deeper but there have still been chances for me to get forward to support the attack and even score.
‘With Liverpool I think I’ve got about 10 goals in total so far. Sometimes I think I could score more.
‘Whether it’s running with the ball and finishing or shooting from long distance, I always try to find the opportunity but it isn’t always easy.’