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As Liverpool fans prepare for their first chance to watch the club's summer signings on home soil, new midfielder Emre Can has reciprocated that level of excitement for his maiden Anfield experience.
The versatile German was the third of seven recruits added to the squad by Brendan Rodgers so far, joining from Bundesliga contenders Bayer Leverkusen at the beginning of last month.
A powerfully-built athlete, who is comfortable using either foot, Can arrived with Champions League football on his CV and has shown glimpses of his potential during the Reds' pre-season ties.
To date, Rodgers' charges have built up fitness through preparation matches away from Merseyside - but that will change this Sunday, when Borussia Dortmund travel to L4 for a glamorous friendly.
"I am really hoping that I can get on the pitch and make my first appearance at Anfield on Sunday," said 20-year-old Can. "I am really looking forward to that."
As with each of the side's seven previous warm-up encounters, the clash with Dortmund - which kicks off at 12.15pm - will be broadcast live online for LFCTV GO subscribers.
Can acknowledged that Jurgen Klopp's swashbuckling team present a formidable challenge, though warned against using Sunday's meeting as a litmus test for the upcoming Champions League.
The Liverpool No.23 continued: "I am convinced that Dortmund have strong individuals and strong players; they definitely work well together as a team.
"However, we cannot compare Sunday to what a Champions League game will be like this season, because this is still only a friendly."
That said, Can has considerable belief in the Reds' capabilities at the highest level of European club football, where they return following a five-year absence from the elite tournament.
"I am really confident about us going into the Champions League this season," added the Germany youth international, who played seven games in the competition during 2013-14.
"The whole team, the whole club and the city is looking forward to getting back in the Champions League because Liverpool haven't played there for a couple of years.
"I had the pleasure of playing in the Champions League last year with my old club and it's a special thing to play in the Champions League."
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