Emre Can has earned his first senior Germany call for the forthcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Scotland.
The Liverpool midfielder, who has appeared for his country at under-21 level, has impressed Germany coach Joachim Low in recent months and could make his senior debut in Frankfurt on Friday, Sept. 4.
"Emre has developed well for Liverpool and his versatility, his on-field presence and his dynamism have impressed us,'' Low said.
"Now we want to get to know him...
Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a tough draw in the group stage of the Europa League.
Mauricio Pochettino will meet last season's Champions League quarterfinalists AS Monaco -- who knocked out Arsenal on their way to the last eight, along with Belgian outfit Anderlecht. They will also face a 5,000-mile round trip to Baku to take on Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag.
Liverpool's draw has been kinder, though they too have a long-haul trip to Russia to play Rubin Kazan. Brendan Rodgers' side will...
LIVERPOOL -- Daniel Sturridge will be given all the time he needs to prove his fitness after a year of injury troubles, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said.
Sturridge, 25, has returned to full training on Merseyside after spending time in the U.S. recovering from hip surgery.
He will not be ready to face West Ham in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday, but does have a chance of figuring in the Reds' next match, at Manchester United on Sept. 12.
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