New Liverpool signing Emre Can is grateful for his upbringing with Bayern Munich.

The youngster signed for Liverpool last month from Bayer Leverkusen and was unveiled yesterday.

Can told liverpoolfc.com: "I am very thankful for my time at Bayern Munich, I played there for four years. It was a great honour to play for one of the biggest and best teams in the world. However, I am at Liverpool now and this is where my sole focus is. I believe Liverpool Football Club can be on a similar level to Bayern Munich next season.

"At Bayern Munich, for example, there was Franck Ribery, who I got along with very well and who I have spoken with a lot. He obviously became European Footballer of the Year, hence there is a lot to learn from him on the training pitch. In my position especially, I also learned a lot from Bastian Schweinsteiger, Javi Martinez and Luiz Gustavo. They helped my development."

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