Liverpool midfielder Emre Can believes that the key to securing first team football is to score more goals.
Can was mainly deployed as a defender in his debut season at Liverpool and only got one goal out of it.
Can has started two of Liverpool’s four matches this season in a more familiar midfield position and hopes to improve.
“I want to do more in attack and I know I can improve in that area of my game. I want to do much more going forward in terms of scoring goals and providing assists,” he told Liverpool’s official website.
“I’m trying to bring that into my game and I’m working on it in training.
“I always try to do my best and put in the running and help out in defence. I’m determined to work hard in defence and in attack.”
There is no shortage of competition in Liverpool’s midfield with the likes of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Lucas Leiva also at manager Brendan Rodgers’ disposal, but Can is relishing the battle for a starting spot.
“I think every player aims to get in the starting XI so I work hard in training and I always try to show what I can do and impress the manager so he picks me,” he added.
“At the end of the day I think the competition for places is good for the team.
“I’m ready to take more responsibility as I’m in my second season. My English is improving and I’ve matured as a player.
“Playing in midfield means you have to take more responsibility. That means I want to score more goals and help the team to get results.”