On this day in 1994 Reds midfielder Emre Can was born.
Starting his senior career with FC Bayern Munich, playing for both their second and first teams it wasn’t until his move to Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 that the young German would make a name for himself. Making 29 appearances and scoring 3 goals for Leverkusen in the 2013/14 campaign, Can caught the eye of Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool who had just ended that campaign as Premier League runners-up. A highly rated prospect out of Bayern Munich’s youth system, Can joined Liverpool in June 2014 for a fee of £9.75 million as a versatile midfielder and potential replacement for the ageing Steven Gerrard.
Playing a range of roles throughout the 2015/16 campaign from a box-to-box midfielder to an auxiliary centre back, Can quickly adapted to the Premier League and has made himself a regular name on the team sheet under both Rodgers and Klopp. Since joining the Reds two and a half seasons ago, Can has made a total of 109 appearances and scored 6 goals across all competitions, appearing in major games such as the Europa League knockout stages and final as well as the Capital One Cup final in the 2015/16 campaign.
Also on this day in 2006 Daniel Agger became a Red. The Danish centre back joined the Reds from native side Brøndby for £6 million, a fee that then made him the most expensive footballer sold by a Danish club. Across his eight and a half year career at Anfield, Agger made 232 appearances in Red, scoring 14 goals in that time. The great Dane left Liverpool to return to Brøndby after the 2013/14 campaign where he played out the remainder of his career before retiring in 2016.