No Liverpool fan would be blamed if they forgot that Lazar Markovic was still at their club when the news of his departure came in on Thursday.
Brendan Rodgers brought the winger to Anfield back in 2014 for a staggering £20million but has since failed to live up to his price tag.
The 24-year-old made under 20 league appearances for the Reds in four-and-a-half years and even four loan spells couldn’t create a pathway back into the Liverpool side.
To make things worse, Markovic hasn’t played for the Reds since their 2-1 victory over QPR just under four years ago.
Playing no part in Jurgen Klopp’s plans, he’s also been forced to play for the U23 side this season after a permanent move to Anderlecht in the summer fell through.
However, the inevitable did finally happen this time around.
Markovic packed his bags and left Merseyside for South-West London, signing for Fulham in the latter stages of deadline day.
However, the winger won’t embark on his new journey without saying goodbye to his former club.
Taking to Twitter, Markovic wrote: “It was an honour to be a part of a club so legendary. A massive thank you to everyone in @LFC, it’s been a pleasure. Good luck.”
The Serbian also posted a picture of himself in Liverpool colours with his hands on his hips and a disapproved facial expression.
That picture alone sums up his time in Merseyside perfectly.
There’s no doubt that Liverpool fans won’t be too bothered to see the back of Markovic.
However, the supporters were quick to unite and wish the Serbian well in response to his tweet:
Fulham is a new start. Hope you can get some game time and meet your potential— The Scouse Pharaoh (@scousepharaoh) February 3, 2019
All the best Sir. Once a Red always a Red #YNWA— Ibrahim Muhammed (@IbrahimM1976) February 3, 2019
Good luck Lazar. All the best— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) February 2, 2019
Wish u the best lazar #YNWA— Ni happening (@liverfool2) February 3, 2019
Good luck Lazar— LFCpassion_ (@LFCpassion_) February 2, 2019
Shame it never worked out
Go out, have an awesome career and prove your potential#YNWA
Thank for your contribution to the club. And dealing with certain situations and how you’ve handled them. I saw your form coming up when loaned out to Hull. Best of luck mate at Fulham. Prove them wrong 💪🏼🥃 @LMarkec50— Martin (@JosimarxYNWA) February 3, 2019