Lovren left Anfield for Zenit St Petersburg at the start of the season but retains a strong relationship with the Egyptian, who himself has been linked with pastures new.
"I cannot talk in his name about what his plans are but I think he's similar to me," he told Sky Sports.
"If he's focussed he's focussed there and he showed that with the goalscoring.
"You never know what can happen in football.
"I wish him all the best, I hope he wins lots of trophies at Liverpool but football can be quite changeable so let's see.
"We'll always be in contact, he's more than a friend. He knows he can call me whenever he wants and whatever he wants to talk about we are there for each other.
"Even if the club doesn't do that well it says a lot about his personal qualities."