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Liverpool signs Can from Bayer Leverkusen

Liverpool, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Liverpool announced Thursday that the club has signed Germany youth international Emre Can from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen for an approximate fee of $16 million.

The coup comes just three days after the Premier League runners-up landed striker Rickie Lambert from Southampton.

Can, 20, can operate in the center of midfield as well as left-back, two areas of the pitch where Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was looking to strengthen this summer.

06/05 11:52:33 ET

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