Can marvels at numbers posted by Liverpool's record signing Salah

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The German midfielder was taken aback by the dazzling stats the forward ran up at Roma last season and has backed him to bring similar form to Anfield

Germany midfielder Emre Can is relishing playing alongside new Liverpool recruit Mohamed Salah at Anfield next season.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp made his move to secure Salah for a club-record initial outlay of €42million from Roma last week, with the Serie A side confirming the fee could eventually rise to €50m.

'Salah is just what Liverpool need'

It means a second crack at the Premier League for the Egypt winger, who failed to make an impact at Chelsea before reviving his career in Italy at Fiorentina and then in the capital.

The 25-year-old netted 19 goals and supplied 15 assists across all competitions for Roma last season, numbers that have certainly caught Can's eye while on duty with Germany's Confederations Cup squad in Russia.

"I am really looking forward to it because he's a really good player," he said, speaking as Joachim Low's squad continued their preparations for Thursday's semi-final against Mexico in Sochi.

"Yesterday or the day before I saw the stats for him from last year in Italy.

'Salah must be the start for Liverpool'

"I think he will be a very good player for Liverpool."

Can supplied the champagne moment of Liverpool's third-place finish last term with his spectacular overhead kick against Watford topping numerous goal of the season polls.

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