Liverpool summer signing Emre Can remains confident that he will be able to produce better performances once he regains full fitness.
The 20-year-old was signed by Brendan Rodgers from Bayer Leverkusen after he rejected a chance to rejoin Bayern Munich. The German midfielder made two substitute appearances for the Merseyside club against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
However, Can picked up an ankle injury while on international duty with Germany U21 last month. The former Bayern man was set for six weeks on the sidelines and is now closing in on making a return to the first team.
Can reveals he was suffering from a calf problem after the start of the season and says he will come back stronger from his ankle injury.
"When I'm fully fit again I'll be able to produce better performances. I'm really convinced of that," Can told Liverpool's official website.
"I had a couple of problems in pre-season after I joined the club. Then I had two good games for Germany and I picked up the injury."
"I'll get fit again and I'll be stronger but that's all part and parcel of football. I will definitely fight for the club and try to make sure we win every game, as will my teammates. I'll give 100 per cent."
"I've got to say [the games against City and Tottenham] were not my best, because I was struggling a bit with a calf problem in both those games and that meant it was difficult to do everything at a high tempo," he added.
Can has also heaped praise on his teammates for making him feel at home at Liverpool. The midfielder suggested that he already feels settled at Anfield.
"It's been great. My teammates have made it easy for me. They've made me feel at home and Liverpool's a great place," the German midfielder said.
"The fans in Liverpool are brilliant and I've settled in well. The team is like a family and the club's great. You can see that straight away and I feel at home."
"It's incredible how big the club is. I saw that in pre-season in America, when I realised there's an unbelievable number of Liverpool fans all over the world," Can concluded.