Christian Benteke has signed for Crystal Palace of the back of the what has generally come to be regarded as annus mirabilis during his sole season at Anfield.
Just 14 of his 29 Premier League outings for the Reds came as a starter after he slipped down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.
In total Benteke, 40/1 to be Premier League top goalscorer, mustered just nine goals in the division, the lowest total in his four seasons in the English top flight.
Given such a moderate season, there will those observers to whom the initial £27m the Eagles have paid Anfield for his services seems like an insufficient discount on the £32.5m he had been purchased for at the peak of his powers before the previous campaign.
Yet, appearances can be deceiving and 2015/16 was the Belgian behemoth’s second-best term in the Premier League in terms of goals-per-minute-played.
Only his “how the hell did this guy sign for Aston Villa?” first year in England saw him bag more efficiently than the once in every 168-and-a-half minutes rate at which he notched during his short spell on Merseyside.
Although the lack of dip in his output when called upon can be crabbed by pointing out he was operating amongst superior compadres at Liverpool, it can equally be lauded.
Unlike at Villa, the Reds were not set up to primarily to feed him the buffet of crosses and lay offs from which he had previously thrived.
Only West Ham averaged fewer of the former per league game than the Anfield outfit (ten) last term.
Palace, on the other hand, produced a mean of 25 (a number just two sides could better), suggesting they will be the ideal place for the 25-year-old to return to his devastating best.
In the sole term in England in which he was dogged by neither injury, the abjectness of his teammates or the indifference of his manager, that was enough to procure 19 goals in the top flight alone.