Liverpool unveiled Jurgen Klopp as manager last week, instantly becoming the most intriguing team to follow in Europe.
The German's success at Borussia Dortmund means all eyes are on the manager to see if he can end Liverpool's two decade plus wait for a league title.
Getting Klopp was the perfect play for Liverpool after sacking Brendan Rodgers, so much so that it's a fair bet La Liga giants Real Madrid are among the teams kicking themselves.
Instead they are left with former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, who was appointed in the summer, somewhat controversially, with fans even admitting Klopp was the preferred choice.
"His good attitude and his coaching style would have been a good fit for the post-Ancelotti era and the fans would have enjoyed Klopp’s positivity. That’s something Benitez doesn’t have, as he appears to be a stubborn man not enjoying his job."
The vacant Madrid job came too soon for Klopp, who had just stepped away from Borussia Dortmund, and after a few months to re-charge, has now made his move back into management.
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter told Talksport in the summer: "Jurgen Klopp is a coach who has given Real Madrid just horrifically hard nights [in the Champions League]. They admire and like him. He’s a big character, who can handle the pressure."
Benitez has made a steady start at Real, sitting in second place and undefeated after seven games, but the club's patience with managers is notoriously thin, and the former interim Chelsea boss' at times spiky personality make it hard to view this as a long term appointment.
Yet with Klopp now off the market, Benitez's job security may even have been improved by the fact Liverpool have snapped up the most in demand manager, and fan choice.