Emre Can's switch to Liverpool is all the more exciting for the midfielder because of the opportunity to work with Brendan Rodgers and learn from Steven Gerrard, according to Dietmar Hamann.

The 20-year-old completed a switch to the Reds from Bayer Leverkusen last week, thereby becoming the club's third summer signing, after striker Rickie Lambert and playmaker Adam Lallana.

When the transfer was announced, Hamann shared his belief that the German youth international could evolve into a 'very important' player and will quickly compete for a starting XI position.

Considering the long-term benefits of Can's move to Merseyside, Hamann highlighted the improvement of young players yielded by Rodgers' unique methods of management.

"Fans should be excited because these are the types of players Brendan wants to work with and gets the best out of," he explained to Liverpoolfc.com.

"Look at the improvement of [Raheem] Sterling, especially [Jordan] Henderson last year and also Joe Allen - it gives you a lot to look forward to.

"You saw [Jon] Flanagan come in this season, you've got [Andre] Wisdom maybe coming back to the club, so there have been a lot of young players coming into the team.

"You've got the spine of a team now with [Martin] Skrtel, who had a tremendous season last season, [Mamadou] Sakho, [Daniel] Agger and Steven played the holding role.

"Stevie will improve all of the players he plays with in central midfield because if you know you've got Stevie behind you, it gives you a lot of confidence and he will talk and give people the right advice to flourish.

"It must be great for a young player. What a prospect for Emre Can to come here, work with Brendan and all of these young players and see the improvement Brendan has made with a lot of young players over the last two years.

"He could be a fantastic fit. Sometimes you've got to be careful not to get too carried away, but he's an exciting prospect and is tremendous business."

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Hamann: Can could be very important