When Liverpool were struggling for strikers early in the season, very little thought was given to the fact the Reds allowed one of their most reliable 'go-to' goal getters to leave for a paltry fee of £1 million in the summer.
Perhaps that was because Dirk Kuyt had such a disappointing final season, with the Dutchman readily admitting he wasn't enjoying his final season under Kenny Dalglish and had made his mind up to leave Liverpool where he had been since 2006.
Having turned 32 last July, it's understandable that Brendan Rodgers wanted to give his Liverpool side a new look, but perhaps he should have put up more of a fight to keep Kuyt for at least one more season.
Now Kuyt never became the prolific marksman he appeared to be from his time at Feyenoord, where he once hit 36 goals in a season, but with the exception of his final year at Anfield, he reached double figures every time.
In 2010/11 he scored 15 goals, and was superb when Kenny Dalglish first came to the club, but in the Liverpool legend's full season as boss, Kuyt found himself marginalised for the Scotsman's array of overpriced and overhyped signings.
Last season Kuyt scored just two Premier League goals, and five in total, although his tally did include an FA Cup tie winner against Manchester United and a League Cup final goal against Cardiff, both overall it was clear he was disappointed with the way it had panned out from a personal perspective, despite landing a medal.
So after leaving last summer for just £1 million, Kuyt is finding himself a player reborn.
Already this season he has scored 13 goals for Fenerbahce, and 11 assists. For Liverpool last season he provided just two assists.
He has six league goals, three in Champions League qualification, two in the Europa League, one in the Turkish Cup and another in the Turkish Super Cup.
At Fenerbahce he is playing alongside fellow former Red, Raul Meireles, and the pair have gone one further than their club in the Europa League, progressing to the last 16, where they will go head to head with surprise Czech package Viktoria Plzen - who knocked out Napoli.
If the Turks are to win it, you suspect Kuyt will play a prominent role, and few Liverpool fans will begrudge him being a success.
Here he is in action in Turkey...
Should Liverpool have fought harder to hang onto Kuyt?
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