Brendan Rodgers praised the performance of Emre Can as Liverpool managed two late goals against Bolton to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday evening.
The German under-21 international has been playing as a right sided centre back in the Reds new 3-4-2-1 formation, and has been a symbol of Liverpool’s recent improvement.
With Rodgers side trailing 1-0 at the Macron Stadium, Can was moved into a more advanced midfield position. He cracked a shot against the crossbar, before setting up Raheem Sterling for the equaliser with a superb chipped pass.
“Emre is a wonderful player,” Rodgers told talkSPORT.
“I went to see him in Germany last year. I was watching him as a centre midfielder, but every time I watched him he never played there. He was either centre back or full-back.
“The only positions he didn’t play was goalkeeper and as a striker.
“He’s a big talent. When Bolton went down to 10 men, we went to two at the back and I pushed him into a midfield role.
“This club’s great history is synonymous with players who have the ability to play and guys who have the courage to play. That’s how I want my team to play and Emre has that.”