Liverpool hero Didi Hamann says Emre Can will thrive playing alongside skipper Steven Gerrard.

The young midfielder arrived from Bayer Leverkusen last week.

Hamann told "Stevie will improve all of the players he plays with in central midfield because if you know you've got Stevie behind you, it gives you a lot of confidence and he will talk and give people the right advice to flourish.

"It must be great for a young player. What a prospect for Emre Can to come here, work with Brendan and all of these young players and see the improvement Brendan has made with a lot of young players over the last two years.

"He could be a fantastic fit. Sometimes you've got to be careful not to get too carried away, but he's an exciting prospect and is tremendous business."

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