The Reds fans so often graced with top quality strikers such as Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish and many more must have wondered how Andy Caroll could claim the ex Newcastle player come close to justifying the £35m fee Liverpool paid to his former club in January 2011 with Fernando Torres's going to Chelsea for £50m.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley went on to rebuild the Magpies to finish 5th last season on the proceeds while Liverpool league form was inconsistent eventually finishing eighth behind local rivals Everton.
All credit to Carroll after a slow start at Anfield he ended last season with the sort of flourish that suggested he had settled to life on Merseyside, he scored the winner in the FA Cup semi-final against Everton and almost rescued a hopeless position against Chelsea in the final at Wembley with a goal and a performance that made a nonsense of his non-selection.
And then came the arrival of Brendan Rodgers, whose passing approach that won so many admirers at Swansea puts Carroll's Liverpool future open to question.
Caroll will not have been reassured with the arrival of Roma's Fabio Borini and Rodgers expressing his hope that Luis Suarez will sign a new contract at Liverpool.
Once again he could be left out in the cold but talk of a loan move back to Newcastle is unlikely to satisfy the owner John Henry who will need to see a substantial fee for the striker given the outlay, but what do the fans think?
Rodgers said: "Andy's always going to be linked with clubs, whether he was here or not. I have spoken to him on his holidays and he knows exactly where he stands.
"Andy's a player I want to assess and speak with. We've already had a good chat on where we're at."
Rodgers will want to get fans on board with the new style of play he has been so successful at with Swansea, but faces a tough early fixture list with home games against Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Carroll could go from hero to zero but talk of a valuation of £20m (a £15m loss?) seems a long shot unless he gets into the team to continue the form for his club and with England following the Euro 2012 tournament.