Bin him! I’m fuming! Judas! Liverpool fans react to Emre Can to City news

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Emre Can of Liverpool and Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Emre Can of Liverpool and Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) /
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Bin him now! He’s a Judas! I’m fuming! Liverpool fans react to the news that Emre Can may move to Manchester City on a free transfer next summer.

Liverpool fans have grown to accept that Emre Can will be leaving the club in the next year. His refusal to sign the contract the club have put on the table means that Reds are resigned to him being sold in January or leaving on a free.

While many Reds have not been happy about losing an international player with more potential at least he would be going to Juventus or Bayern Munich and not a Premier League rival. Or so they thought.

Now the news is that Emre Can may be heading to Manchester City instead. To move to any other Premier League team is undesirable. Moving there on a free transfer (or a reduced fee) is a total betrayal. The fans have been reacting on Twitter:

Liverpool are trying to claw back a 12 point gap between them and league leaders Manchester City. Any move that would make the Anfield side weaker while making City stronger will only go to delay the long wait for league title.

It would be a huge personal blow to Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. The German manager has developed his countryman from a raw utility player into a midfield regular. Emre Can is on the verge of the German international side and much of that is due to Klopp’s faith and patience with him.

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The sticking point in contract negotiations has been a release fee clause that Liverpool will refuse to add to the offer. The club are determined not to lose first team players in the cheap and do not want to set a precedent with this contract.

They’re prepared to lose Can on a free rather than open the door for others to demand these release clauses.