Juventus boss Massimo Allegri admits former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can mistake

Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can endured a night to forget for Juventus at the weekend as they scraped a 2-1 victory over Lazio.

The German scored an own goal to give Lazio, featuring fellow former Reds team-mate Lucas Leiva, a 1-0 lead on the hour mark.

Substitute Joao Cancelo equalised for the Old Lady before Cristiano Ronaldo scored an 88th minute winner from the penalty spot.

However, Can’s miserable display did not go unnoticed as the midfielder managed just 54 touches – nine more than goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny – one shot, one tackle and one interception while also failing to register a key pass.

To add insult to injury he also picked up a yellow card, while his Wikipedia profile was quickly tampered with by one fan to reference his own goal.

And Juventus manager Massimo Allegri admitted he made a mistake fielding Can as a holding midfielder against Lazio following the German’s struggles.

“It’s my responsibility, as I tried to play with Emre Can in front of the defence and that was a mistake,” the Italian said. “He doesn’t have the right timing yet, so I put him in a very difficult position.”

Can played in a number of positions during his four seasons at Liverpool, including holding midfield, right back and centre-back, before predominantly being used in a more advanced midfield role under Jurgen Klopp.