In recent times, Liverpool have been accused of overpaying for their players in the transfer market but more than a couple of players have been able to justify their price tag this season.
German national Emre Can moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2014 and had a decent first season under Brendan Rodgers. However, he blossomed into a completely different player under the new manager Jurgen Klopp who has used him in his favorable mid-field position.
He has shown great energy in recent games and has blended into Klopp’s style of play with minimal fuzz. He has his weak moments but in the long-run, he will surely be an asset for the Anfield franchise.
His performances in the Liverpool squad have given Can a place in the German national squad and is now up for the German Football Ambassador award this year.
This award is presented to recognize players of German origins who are plying their trade away from the country. It is awarded for players who help transmit a positive image of the country across the world of football.
The 22-year old is a part of a 11-man shortlist which includes the likes of Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Marc Andre Ter Stegen for the ‘German Football Ambassador’ award.
The voting for this award is set to run until the 25th of April and the winner is expected to be announced on the 11th of May this year.
The winner of this award is given a prize money which will be used for supporting a social project in Germany.
Here is a full list of players short-listed for this award:
Emre Can (Liverpool)
Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
Marc Andre ter-Stegen (Barcelona)
Corina Schroder (Birmingham City womens)
Kevin Trapp (PSG)
Mario Gomez (Besiktas)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United)
Miroslav Klose (Lazio)
Robert Huth (Leicester City)
Anja Mittag (PSG womens)
Toni Kroos and Bastian Schweinsteiger are the front runners for this award whose short list contains two women and 9 men for this award.
Who do you think is deserving of winning the German Football Ambassador award?