Can is likely to have played his last game for the club, with a seven-minute cameo in the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid a disappointing end to a four-year spell at the club.
The midfielder is expected to join Juventus on a five-year contract worth around £85,000 a week when his current terms expire on July 1.
But, fortunately, the Reds have already moved to fill the void, announcing an initial £39 million deal to sign Fabinho from Monaco on Monday night.
“It will be a great signing.
“I think he was told he had to stay, and unlike some of the other players he accepted that and has had a very good season.
“He would be a very good replacement for Emre Can, who is expected to leave.
“The comparison there is quite interesting because there is a player who is versatile, can play in midfield, can play as a full-back.
“So you gain two, three players for one in Fabinho so I think it’s a very smart move.”
Can picked up his second Champions League runner-up medal in Kyiv on Saturday, but is seemingly convinced his future lies away from Anfield.
Though he has become a divisive figure among supporters since it emerged that he was likely to leave, losing the Germany international is a bitter blow to Klopp’s side.
But signing Fabinho, as Horncastle attests, is an ideal solution, and as one that had barely been mentioned as a possibility prior to Monday is a hugely commendable move.