When Lazar Markovic signed for Fulham on deadline day this January, Liverpool supporters breathed a sigh of relief and rejoiced that the winger was finally off their books.
The Anfield reject has the perfect chance to save his floundering career at Fulham, where he will link up with countryman and friend Aleksandar Mitrovic in attack.
Markovic joined Liverpool in 2014, yet failed to cement himself on Merseyside and experienced countless unproductive loan spells from 2015 onwards.
A permanent switch finally presented itself last month, and although it feels as if the winger has been around forever, Markovic is still just 24 years of age.
In Fulham’s announcement of the transfer, the club prominently featured the fact that Mitrovic praised and recommended signing Markovic.
The statement drew ridicule at the time, but a symbiotic relationship between the new acquisition and Fulham’s best player is an enticing prospect for the Whites.
With Fulham needing a miracle to stay in the Premier League, the insertion of Lazar Markovic’s pace and ingenuity out wide could inject an attacking drive into Claudio Ranieri’s beleaguered side.
And with Markovic moving on from his Liverpool nightmare, Craven Cottage might provide the change of setting that the 24-year-old needs to save his career.