Emre Can is in Italy completing a move to Juventus (Picture: AP)Emre Can reportedly did not leave Liverpool because of a wage dispute, but because the midfielder disagreed with Jurgen Klopp about his best position in the side.
Juventus are set to sign Can on a free transfer, with the German touching down in Turin on Thursday to have his medical.
Pictures of Can arriving at Juventus will be a bitter blow to many Liverpool fans who were hoping their club could convince the 24-year-old to reject the Serie A giants.
Can ran down his contract, turning down multiple offers from Liverpool, but his exit was not because the Reds would not meet his wage demands.
The Mirror claim Can decided to leave because of a ‘developing professional issue’ between the player and his manager.
Klopp wanted Can to stay, but is not distraught to see him go after a season of disagreement between the pair and the club were comfortable allowing the star to walk without a fight.
The midfielder ran down his contract at Liverpool (Picture: AP)
Liverpool fans are disappointed to see him go (Picture: AP)There is no personal issue between Klopp and Can, but they could not agree on what position he was best suited to.
Can wanted to play as a midfield anchor and believed he should compete with captain Jordan Henderson for that position.
But, Klopp preferred to deploy Can further forward as a No.8, which would put the midfielder in direct competition with Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Jurgen Klopp wanted Can to play further forward (Picture: Getty)
Can wanted to sit at the base of the midfield (Picture: Getty)Can craved a No.6 role and has departed Liverpool convinced Juventus will agree to play him in his preferred position.
Juventus’ Rodrigo Bentancur will be Can’s biggest competition at the club as the pair battle to partner Miralem Pjanic.
Liverpool have already replaced Can with the signing of Fabinho from Monaco in a £43.6million deal.
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Can was mobbed by fans as he arrived in Turin (Picture: EPA)