Emre Can was a controversial personality while in Liverpool. Some called him a midfield colossus, others said he was overrated.
The German decided to leave Anfield for Juventus in the summer of 2018 instead of continuing to thrive under Jürgen Klopp.
Similar to Philippe Coutinho in Barcelona, things have not progressed to Liverpool as Can had hoped.
After Germany's 2-2 draw with Argentina on Wednesday night, the 25-year-old admitted he is currently unhappy in Turin:
I am not happy [at Juventus] right now. I do not play much right now.
I played a lot last season. Especially in important games for Juventus. And I played well there too. I had no chance this season.
These Liverpool fans did not have too much sympathy for Twitter on Twitter.
I would not play much with us because he is an average midfielder. Keep going from him
– normal person (@longcunt) October 10, 2019
– Shaun Densham (@DenshamShaun) October 10, 2019
– Craig Whitworth (@max2710) October 10, 2019
– G James (@ GarethJames08QB) October 10, 2019
Aaaa and see what you could win !! pic.twitter.com/E3poS0ZgNw
– qubilaiphotography (@ qubilaiphotogr1) October 10, 2019
He should think about it before he left Liverpool ..
– Andrea Olsen (@andreaaolsen) October 10, 2019
Read Liverpool verdict
In truth, Can was always somewhere in between, where most fans rated him.
He was a good midfielder – one who could be extraordinary in one week and terrible in the next – but never as great or average as some thought.
Liverpool did not miss him in the least, but just as well he could do a job in midfield.
This shows that the grass on the other side is not always greener.
Can you get into the current midfield of Liverpool?