Back in the summer, when Jurgen Klopp orchestrated the clubs summer purchases, the acquisition of Xherdan Shaqiri might have raised a few eyebrows.
I doubt whether, if supporters were asked to compile a listing of anticipated signings, the Swiss international would have appeared on many of those lists.
But, it’s fair to say that the 27-year-old has proven to be an astute signing and has more than demonstrated that he is an asset to the squad.
However, we have to ask just how long the midfielder will remain at Anfield.
According to the news vehicle, the Daily Star, which has picked up on something in the Italian media, Xherdan has admitted he would quite like to make a return to Italian football.
But, before we all start to express our angst that he could be leaving soon, we should point out that Xherdan has admitted he is happy at Anfield, which would suggest to us a return to Italy is somewhere down the line.
I guess plotting out your long-term future is something many players do!