It was the kind of comment that made Liverpool fans sit up and take note.
Their CEO, Peter Moore, outlining the club's desire to unearth another superstar in the mould of Mohamed Salah.
The Reds chief, who was speaking at the last day of the International Business Festival, talked Naby Keita, Virgil van Dijk and Liverpool's need to generate the necessary revenue to compete with the biggest clubs on the planet.
And also, Moore spoke of the club's hope of signing another player capable of thrusting themselves into world football's elite in the manner of Salah these past 12 months.
He said: "Our primary focus for every pound, Euro, dollar we make is to give it to Jurgen Klopp and our scouting staff and our sporting director and say go buy the best players, go find the next Mohamed Salah ."
It was impressive fare from the Garston-born Reds chief, but the likelihood of unearthing another Salah is virtually nil.
They won't need to for the foreseeable future - a position strengthened after the player agreed a new five-year deal at Anfield.
The Egyptian's gifts are almost unique - both on and off the pitch.
His debut season as a Liverpool player will live long in the memory. The Egypt international plundered 44 goals, en route to winning the club's Player of the Year to go alongside the FWA and PFA versions of the award.
He netted 32 times in the Premier League to take the record for most goals in a 38-game season and was the driving forced behind the Reds' charge to the Champions League final.
His other-worldly exploits on the pitch have been well documented on these pages since he first pulled on the Liverpool strip competitively back in August.
Salah's influence also stretches far beyond the football pitch though. He is the home-grown hero to 100million Egyptians who worship him the same way Liverpool supporters across the planet do.
"Salah is indeed idolised and loved," Egyptian football expert Issam told the ECHO last year.
"It may have to do with the fact that he never played for one of the two major clubs Al-Ahly or Zamalek, which is similar to Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund's rivalry.
"But I think it is primarily because of his personality. He comes off as a very kind guy, he is also someone that every kid growing up can relate to."
Such affability from the innately likable Salah has endeared him to many on these shores since his arrival, too.
Back in February, the down-to-earth Salah delighted Liverpool fans in a Merseyside chippy by meeting and greeting them while shooting a TV advert.
After his address was leaked online, Salah, who returned home from a disastrous month - which included three consecutive defeats during Egypt's World Cup campaign - was met by supporters at his house.
After a tiring few weeks which included the teary end to his Liverpool campaign in the Champions League final and subsequent hard work to regain fitness only to suffer World Cup heartache, the 26-year-old would have been forgiven for giving the crowd the short shrift at his home.
Rather than dismiss the gathered masses after his exhausting exertions of the past few weeks however, Salah politely signed autographs for the followers who had journeyed uninvited across Egypt to catch a glimpse of their hero.
Peter Moore may be on the hunt for the next Mo Salah, but the search is futile.
Salah - Liverpool's Egyptian King - is a one-off.