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Emre Can ready for the start of the season

The German has been heavily speculated to join Juventus, but his latest interview says otherwise.

The midfielder says there is a burning desire to start the season at Liverpool’s squad, but the opening game against Watford will not be easy.

“I think everybody’s looking forward to the new season. Pre-season is over now and everybody’s happy, I think we played a good pre-season and we can go with confidence into the new season,” the Germany international told Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood.

“I think it [Watford] will be tough, but everybody’s looking forward to it, everybody will be at 100 per cent and on fire for the season.

“Last time it was very tough, we won 1-0 and I remember in the last minute they hit the crossbar and it was nearly a heartbreak for me! I hope of course that we will win the game, that’s the most important thing in the first game.

“We played at the end a good season. I think the last games it was very good and I think everybody could see how strong we are [and] hopefully we will bring that in the new season and win the first games,” he said.

“It’s important [to win on the opening day], I think, because you get a good feeling for the season. I think Watford will be a very difficult game because it’s never easy to play there but we have to believe in ourselves and play our football, and then we can win the game there.”

Despite reports in Italia that suggested Juventus will try to lure the midfielder before the start of the season, it appears that Emre Can has no intention of leaving the club this summer.