Can lined up at the heart of Liverpool's midfield for the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
The former Swansea star was just recovering from a serious ankle injury.
Two wins in 10 games not enough to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.
Sunderland confirmed their safety by beating Everton yesterday evening.
The Scot has been linked with Celtic since stepping down at Ewood Park.
Roberto Martinez is no longer the Everton manager.
McCoist says he was impressed with ex Celtic forward Hooper while Rangers boss.
The Belgian winger will not go to Euro 2016 as a player.
The Reds winger spent the rest of the campaign on loan to Championship side Brentford.
The former Sunderland boss was pleased to see the Black Cats survive.