The Red’s icon Jamie Carragher wore the number 23 shirt before Can and the Germany international hopes to thrive in it.
Can went onto say that he wants to be a legend like Michael Jordan, Carragher and David Beckham who all wore the number 23.
“It was huge [to take the number] and it is huge. I’m vey proud that I can have the number,” Can told BBC Football Focus.
“I know that Carragher is a legend here at Liverpool and hopefully I will be a legend as well.
“If you see the No.23, a lot of legends have had the number like Michael Jordan, Carragher and [David] Beckham.
“I want to be a legend as well one day and that is why I try always to give me best and we will see what happens.”
The 22-year-old was widely regarded as one of the Reds most promising signings last season but really stepped up his game following the appointment of Klopp mid-way through the first half of the season.
Klopp moved Can into central midfield and he has established himself as a key member of the current Liverpool setup.
Can is expected to be included in Liverpool’s starting line-up which takes on West Brom on the last day of the season.