Former Liverpool prospect Suso made his first start for AC Milan last night in the derby against Inter.
The Spaniard could not have asked for a bigger game in which to make an impact, and the fact this came on the day Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup by Aston Villa was another stark reminder of what the club let go.
Liverpool sold Suso in January after it became clear he was going to join Milan on a Bosman at the end of the season with his contract set to expire.
Having been shipped off on loan to Almeria in La Liga last season, Suso was barely afforded a chance by manager Brendan Rodgers in the early parts of 2014/15 before he picked up a groin injury in October.
Hailed as a big talent since signing him from Cadiz in January, there remains a feeling that Liverpool did not fight hard enough to keep Suso, nor give him the chances he needed.
He had shown signs of promise in 2012/13 before being sent on loan the following season.
The Milan derby ended 0-0 yet Suso, playing on the right side of attack in a 4-3-3 formation, did not look out of place on the big stage.
In his 72 minutes on the pitch he had two shots on target, managed 55 touches and completed 80 per cent of his passes, also making three tackles. He faded as the game went on, owing to a lack of games, but showed enough to earn himself more chances for Filippo Inzaghi's side.
Seeing him in action at the San Siro on the day of Liverpool's Wembley failure saw plenty of fans vent their anger on Twitter. Here is a look at the reaction, with a couple of messages from Milan fans included too...
Letting Suso go is one of the most shocking decisions have seen Rodgers make— Reppiessential (@Reppiecole) April 19, 2015
Watching the milan derby & still unbelievable we let the talented Suso go especially having Rodgers rent boy joe allen still in a LFC top— Woooosh (@sparkysegal) April 19, 2015
Suso playing brilliantly so far for Milan, can't understand why Liverpool let him leave— michal pyszynski (@michal__lfc) April 19, 2015