The player was an ever-present in manager Jurgen Klopp's side last Season, so he obviously has great faith in the lad and he may well feature against Chelsea in London on Friday evening.
The question is: Who will Klopp leave out to accommodate Can?
It is very hard to make a case for dropping any of the eleven players who did so well in the resounding defeat of Champions Leicester City last Saturday, a 4-1 victory was down to the whole team.
Jordan Henderson had an excellent game in the holding midfield role, a position fairly new to him but it might well be his best role.
Wijnaldum has featured in almost every game since his signing from Newcastle and is solid and assured if yet to find his best form.
Adam Lallana, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino were the goal scorers at Anfield while Daniel Sturridge also played very well in that match. Coutinho is also expected to start against Chelsea.
So it will be a difficult decision for the Manager to make, its away from home against new man Antonio Conte's Chelsea.
Klopp may be a little less gung-ho and drop the unlucky Sturridge for depth in midfield in Emre Can, time will tell .
Its a measure of progress for Liverpool that Klopp now has these choices to make.