This transfer window has been no different, with the likes of the Liverpool Echo citing reports in Italy that suggest the striker wants a move to Merseyside. A move still looks as unlikely as ever but things can change quickly when it comes to big transfers - just look at Mario Balotelli last summer.
And, however probable or improbable any deal looks, Liverpool fans were still very interested in Higuain's performance when he came on for Argentina during Saturday night's Copa America final clash with Chile.
Sadly, they saw a man fluff his lines for the second major international final in a row. In the World Cup, Higuain missed a sitter (it can certainly be called that for a finisher of his class) and, in the Copa America, he blasted his penalty way over the bar during the shootout Argentina went on to lose 4-1. He was also wasteful once again before the spot-kicks.
But how did Reds fans react on Twitter? Apart from those who mocked the 27-year-old and those who said they are no longer impressed, a huge number of Liverpool supporters feel Higuain's international nightmare could yet work in the Anfield side's favour...
Higuain is disappointed and gutted right now right? Quick, while he's used to that try to sign him, Ian Ayre!! QUICK! Lol. #LFC— Spencer (@Spenelo) July 5, 2015
Hey #LFC fans, still want Higuain? I would take him in a heartbeat, but I'd never let him take another penalty again.— Angry Bosnian Fan (@AngryBosnianFan) July 4, 2015
Looks like some people expect Higuain to be available for a fiver now. #LFC— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) July 4, 2015
Hopefully that penalty miss takes a few million off his price tag. Would love Higuain at Anfield but it's unlikely. #LFC— Mo (@Moelbongo) July 4, 2015