Divock Origi has had to wait a year, but he finally is part of the Liverpool squad.
It was in World Cup 2014 that the striker announced himself, convincing the Reds to act quickly to snap him up.
Frustratingly for them and the player, Lille only agreed to sell on the condition Origi was sent back on loan for the season, so the promising forward has had to be patient.
He joined Liverpool for pre-season training this week for the first time, getting to know his teammates and even posing for his individual portrait for the 2015/16 campaign.
He sent a message to fans last night via Twitter, expressing his excitement to his 190,000 followers, that he is proud to be a Liverpool player.
Origi will hope to make the most of his chances in pre-season, and elevate himself up the ranks of strikers vying for opportunities at the club.
Daniel Sturridge's fitness battles have clouded the striker situation, with nobody able to step up and seize the role in his absence.
Fabio Borini is expected to leave the club, but question marks remain over Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli, while new signing Danny Ings is in the same position as Divock Origi.
A potential signing of Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, discussed again in the past 24 hours by TalkSport, would harm the chances of fellow Belgian international Origi, so getting off to an impressive start will be vital.