It wasn't unusual to see people call him the sort of player who would fit well in a Jürgen Klopp side and suggest that, given his time at Roma, he might well top the 20-goal mark. Although I must say honestly that the level has waned in recent years.
Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy, who had two stints at the Merseyside club, has claimed that Reds talisman Mohamed Salah will not leave Anfield for the likes of Real Madrid this summer for one major reason.
The assumption is that, for the most part, players moving from slower-paced leagues like Italy and France take some time to settle in England.
Can's contract is due to expire in June and he's failed to agree terms over an extension with Liverpool so it looks like he'll be leaving this summer and Klopp wants Jorginho as his replacement.
Mohamed Salah has been a revelation at Liverpool this season, but it turns out things could have been very different for the Egyptian forward.
Given Salah's prolific scoring record thus far with Liverpool, it seems likely Vodafone will be handing out a good amount for free minutes sometime in the near future.
He said, before Liverpool faced Manchester United earlier this month, that he will not flinch if it comes to spending big to get the players he wants.
Real appear to be the most keen on luring Salah away from Liverpool this summer, despite the Reds having no desire to sell.
"If I was Liverpool, I'd take it (interest in Salah) as a compliment", he explained on Sky Sports' The Debate show.
The reality is that most players in world football can not say no when Real Madrid or Barcelona come calling and Liverpool may be about to discover as much once again with their latest superstar.
"Losing Salah would be a much bigger loss than losing Coutinho".