Indeed, the youngster came on against Chelsea back when Brendan Rodgers was in charge and could barely control a ball.
Things are looking much smoother for the Liverpool prospect these days and, against West Ham United in the FA Cup, Smith impressed plenty of Reds fans.
There were some who still criticised him but, generally, it appears supporters have taking a liking to the 21-year-old after his display v the Hammers.
There are calls, in fact, for Alberto Moreno to be dropped, such is the Spaniard's poor defensive play and lack of responsibility when he charges forward.
It might be a bit soon for Smith, of course, but there is certainly a future for him at Liverpool if he can show enough determination to keep progressing through the ranks. Hopefully he isn't just another youngster who fades away...
Here's how fans reacted to his performance on Twitter:
I think Brad Smith was wonderful today n both centre backs were fantastic.!! wish allen got the bicycle kick right. #LFC— MannixLFC (@xnix12) January 30, 2016
Joe Allen and Brad Smith deserve to start against Leicester #LFC— Ronith (@RonithLFC) January 30, 2016
I'd play Smith from now on instead of liability Moreno. #LFC— Neil Stanbridge (@Stano24) January 30, 2016
Impressive display from the young lads.Teixeira, Brannagan and Smith all look very promising. More game time please, Mr Klopp. #LFC— Wan Faiz (@wnfz9) January 30, 2016
Why is Brad Smith not a first team starter. I dont understand it. #LFC— Mark Milligan (@joeymojo73) January 30, 2016