With Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers trying to find a long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard in midfield, he forked out £10m to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Emre Can.
The former Bayern Munich midfielder, 20, had impressed with Leverkusen, and made the switch to Anfield back in June.
Fans didn't really expect Can to be a signing with an instant impact, but rather as a player for the future who Rodgers could mould and use in the coming years when Gerrard retires.
Yet so far, Can has started just four games in all, and was bizarrely dropped by Rodgers despite scoring and starring against Chelsea back in November.
With Lucas Leiva back in midfield alongside Gerrard and the likes of Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson still in the mix, Can could conceivably start 2015 as Liverpool's fifth choice midfielder.
It would only be a loan deal to allow Can to play first-team football rather than sit on the bench, but Liverpool may not want to let him leave after he played as an emergency defender against Burnley on Boxing Day.
That means that Charlie Adam - a former Reds midfielder himself - is Moyes' second choice, where a deal may be easier to negotiate with Stoke City.