Emre Can has told Liverpool fans they have not seen anywhere near the best of him, as the German Under-21 star prepares to come back from injury, reports the Daily Mirror.
Can has been out of action for six weeks after sustaining an injury during the last round of international matches, but could be set to be a part of the squad to face QPR at Loftus Road on Sunday.
The 20-year-old has managed substitute appearances in the games against Manchester City and Tottenham since completing his £10million summer move from Bayern Leverkusen.
And the midfielder is excited about the prospect of showing Liverpool fans exactly what he can do upon his return to fitness.
“I’ve got to say the games I played were not my best because I was struggling a bit with a calf problem in both those games,” he said. “That meant it was difficult to do everything at a high tempo.
“When I’m fully fit again I’ll be able to produce better performances. I’m really convinced of that.
“I’ve worked a lot on my fitness after the injury and I’m doing fine. I had a couple of problems in pre-season after I joined the club. Then I had two good games for Germany and I picked up the injury.
“I’ll get fit again and I’ll be stronger and this is all part and parcel of football. I will definitely fight for the club and try to make sure we win every game, as will my teammates. I’ll give 100 per cent.”
Despite a difficult start to life on the pitch, Can says he has settled into life at his new club very well.
“It’s been great,” said Can. “My team-mates have made it easy for me.
“They’ve made me feel at home and Liverpool’s a great place. The fans in Liverpool are brilliant and I’ve settled in well. The team is like a family and the club’s great. You can see that straight away and I feel at home.
“It’s incredible how big the club is. I saw that in pre-season in America, when I realised there’s an unbelievable number of Liverpool fans all over the world.
“My English is much better now. I did know a bit of English beforehand, but I’m not fluent. I’m having quite a few English lessons each week and it’s getting better.
“There are a lot of foreign players here from Spain and elsewhere and that’s made it easier for me.”