Liverpool confirm the departures of Emre Can and John Flanagan

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Newcastle United's De Andre Yedlin during their Premier League match in Liverpool

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Newcastle United's De Andre Yedlin during their Premier League match in Liverpool

Liverpool have announced that a series of players will be leaving the club this summer on the expiry of their contracts.

Liverpool have confirmed that Emre Can will leave the club this summer.

The 24-year-old signed from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, making 167 appearances for the Reds and scoring 14 goals. The Germany worldwide lined up primarily in the central midfield, but also featured on occasion as a defender. In his time on Merseyside, he made over 166 appearances in all competitions and reached the finals of the Europa League, League Cup and Champions League.

Liverpool are also considering whether to activate the £12m release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri's contract, with the Switzerland midfielder poised to leave Stoke City following their relegation to the Championship.

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin during their Premier League match in Liverpool March 3, 2018.


The only other departure that could be seen as potentially "high profile" is Jon Flanagan with the 25-year old being let go by his boyhood club after a troubled season.

Liverpool, at the time, declared their "disappointment and anger" with Flanagan over the assault.

Flanagan's contract had not been due to expire for another year.

'Everybody at LFC thanks all departing players for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck for the future, ' the club wrote.

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