This summer Liverpool finally relented and decided to cash in on their star strike Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan attacker had continually been at the top of the tree for Liverpool and in the season previous had almost taken them to PRemier League glory.
But after he bit Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil Liverpool decided it was the perfect moment to rid themselves of a troubled genius.
They found themselves a buyer in Barcelona. The La Liga side snapped up Suarez for a fee in the region of £65 to £75 million.
It was quite a return on the £22.8 million that Kenny Dalglish splashed out to bring him in from Ajax in January 2011. Dalglish snapped him up after being impressed by his performances at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and after selling Fernando Torres to Chelsea.
Last season, under Dalglish's successor Brendan Rodgers, Suarez truly came to the fore. He scored an impressive 31 goals in 37 appearances, a small improvement on the 30 he managed in 44 games the season previous - when he left Liverpool he had scored 82 goals in 133 appearances.
His performances and goal tally from last season won Suarez the European Golden Shoe award - which he was presented last night at a ceremony in Barcelona - where he was presented with the award by Dalglish.
And the Liverpool legend was asked what he thought of Suarez's chances in Spain, where he made it clear he had every belief that Suarez would be a Barca hit - before quipping that Liverpool will take him back on loan if it all goes belly-up:
“I don’t think there will be anybody who will be able to stop him.
“He has been fantastic everywhere he has been - a huge success and fabulously entertaining. There is no reason why he won’t continue that for Barcelona.
“But if he does hit a problem, I’m sure we can take him back on loan!”
Wishful thinking perhaps from King Kenny.