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Emre Can reportedly a medical away from sealing Juve deal

Liverpool FC v 1899 Hoffenheim - UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round: Second Leg

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)Emre Can Scores liverpool opener and celebrates of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs round second leg match between Liverpool FC and 1899 Hoffenheim at Anfield on August 23, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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Emre Can was very good for Liverpool this season, but his contract status was a constant source of discussion for Jurgen Klopp and his back room men.

Can, 24, has long been linked with Juventus and is going to land there.

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The German center midfielder is apparently a medical away from making his Turin move a formal one.

Can’s eight yellow cards led the Reds despite his playing in just 26 Premier League matches, starting 24 and posting three goals with five assists.

He played 12 other matches, registering three goals.

You can see why the Reds would’ve preferred to keep Can. With him in the Starting XI, Liverpool went 19W-9D-5L. They were pretty darn good without him, too, but not on that level (12W-7D-4L).

Naby Keita and Fabinho should improve Liverpool’s midfield quite a bit, but we’re pretty sure keeping Can would’ve worked just fine for Klopp. Unfortunately, it was out of his hands.

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