English Premiership

Can: 'I had a very good relationship with Klopp'

Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool website)
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool website)

Cape Town - Newly signed Juventus midfielder Emre Can has revealed that he left Liverpool on good terms with his former manager Jurgen Klopp.

The 24-year-old rejected a new contract at Liverpool and left on a free to pen a four-year deal at Juventus.

The Germany international said quitting the Reds for the Serie A champions had nothing to do with his relationship with his former manager and Klopp wished him well ahead of his new journey with the Old Lady of Turin.

The lanky midfielder stated that he is looking forward to a successful career with Juventus, who have lifted the Serie A title for the last seven years.

"I didn't have problems with Klopp. I had a very, very good relationship with him," Can said.

"At the end he wished me all the best here. I never had problems with Klopp."

The 24-year old midfielder, who made 37 appearances for Liverpool in the previous season, said he would relish the chance to play with Cristiano Ronaldo if his much talked about transfer to Juventus succeeds.

Added Can: "I think for every player it would be great to play with a big player like Cristiano Ronaldo, but I don't know if the club has contact with the player.

"For me I just focus on my thing, of course if he would come it would be great but for now I just focus on myself."

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