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New Liverpool signing Emre Can: Ribery, Martinez big influence

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 "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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