Emre Can has caused Jürgen Klopp ‘trouble’ with Liverpool exit as Champions League final awaits

Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can will be given a second chance at Champions League glory after leading Borussia Dortmund to an unlikely final. The Bundesliga side edged out Paris Saint-Germain over two legs and will face either Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the final at Wembley.

Skipper Can was excellent in both legs for Dortmund, who won 1-0 in Paris in the second leg on Tuesday night thanks to a Mats Hummels header. The Germany international left Liverpool in the summer of 2018 after appearing as a substitute in the final defeat to Real Madrid.

He was offered a new deal at Anfield but decided to reject the terms and completed a move to Juventus. Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp dismissed any suggestion of a move away, although he was hopeful he would sign the new deal.

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“We always had and still have a good relationship,” Klopp told the Liverpool ECHO. “I have no problem with a player leaving. The only problem I had for the club was that I wanted to get some money: “Sign a new contract and then we’ll sell you!” But that wasn’t really realistic.

“There was never a problem between Emre and I. Playing in another country can be a goal in life. He is a top player and he went to a top club, everything is fine.”

Can would spend just 18 months with Juventus before completing a move to Dortmund, initially joining on loan. He signed a new contract last summer until 2026 and was named club captain by boss Edin Terzić.

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