LIVERPOOL was a good club for development, but Emre Can has a much better chance of winning silverware at Juventus.
That’s according to Germany legend Jurgen Kohler.
Can made the switch to the Serie A club this summer after his contract at Anfield expired.
He enjoyed mixed fortunes in his four years with the Reds, ultimately running down his contract despite interest from Liverpool bosses to give him a new deal.
And it was the right decision according to the ex-Juve man.
“It’s harder to win titles in Liverpool”
Speaking to German outlet Sport1, Kohler stated his belief that Can has given himself the best chance of success by signing with the Turin side.
“It’s harder to win titles in Liverpool. With the Old Lady, he has the certainty to play at a top club, they enjoy a high reputation around the world,” he said.
“Emre is now in the prime of his life, even after a four-year contract, he can move on to Real Madrid or Barcelona. That was definitely worth considering.
“If you win a few championships with your club, you will, of course, become interesting again for other clubs.”
Juventus are one of this year’s favourites to go all the way in the Champions League following their blockbuster signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
And while they regularly dominate the Italian league and cup competitions, Kohler says it might not just be silverware Can is after.
He said: ”Sporting-wise, yes [it was the right move]
The new situation is very interesting for him, although he also made good games and developed well in Liverpool,” he explained.
“He will earn more in Turin than in the Reds, which of course was a reason for the change.
“All players who say otherwise do not tell the truth.
“At that time I also left Bayern Munich because I could earn more money,” he added.
“The fact that I was able to experience a picture-book career with Juve and thus achieved a great standing in Germany was unpredictable.
“Defensive players are not like sand in the sea. There are only a few really good ones.”
Can is thought to be on around £144,000-a-week at Juventus, having penned a four year deal in July.
His salary is then set to increase on completing two years of said deal.
The German failed to earn a call-up to his national team for matches against France and Peru over the weekend.