After the highs of signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton earlier in the January transfer window, Liverpool have been dealt a blow by the news Emre Can has agreed to join Juventus.
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The German international is entering the final six months of his Anfield contract and is able to discuss a free transfer in the summer. Despite interest from the Reds in keeping him, he will join the Italian champions in an £85,000-per-week deal.
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That will cause a huge stir for Jurgen Klopp, who also appears on the verge of losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. The Catalan giants are reportedly set to bid £130million for the Brazilian after being shunned in the summer.
Even as the blow of losing Can will be softened by Naby Keita’s arrival from RB Leipzig next summer, fans will be frustrated to be losing one of their biggest assets to a potential European rival.
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