Liverpool’s Emre Can: Statistical comparison with the existing squad 3

We’ve known that Emre Can was heading for Liverpool for some time now, but the club made it official today and confirmed that the versatile midfielder has joined having spent just a single season at Bayer Leverkusen.

Here are his statistics (league only) from last season with the Liverpool leader in the particular category shown in brackets:

- Started 24 games and made 5 substitute appearances.

- Scored 3 goals (Luis Suarez - 31).

- Provided 3 assists (Steven Gerrard - 13).

- Was yellow-carded 9 times (Steven Gerrard - 7).

- Averaged 2.2 successful aerial-duels per game (Martin Skrtel - 3.6)

- Completed 77.9% of his passes (Mamadou Sakho - 92.5%).

- Averaged 1.2 shots per game (Luis Suarez - 5.5).

- Averaged 2.6 tackles per game (Jon Flanagan - 3.4).

- Averaged 1.6 interceptions per game (Lucas Leiva - 1.9).

- Averaged 1.8 fouls (Lucas Leiva - 1.7).

- Made 1.4 successful defensive-clearances per game (Martin Skrtel - 11.4)

- Averaged 0.6 key passes per game (Luis Suarez - 2.6).

- Completed 2.5 successful dribbles per game (Luis Suarez/Raheem Sterling - 2.8).

- Was dispossessed on average 1.3 times per game (Luis Suarez - 1.8).

- Completed 2.7 successful long-passes per game (Steven Gerrard - 7.6).

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