Fulham of the Premier League made a surprise for Liverpool's forgotten Lazar Markovic on a busy day of transfer.
The Cottagers also managed to transfer controversial striker Aboubakar Kamara and hire Norway international Havard Nordtveit on loan.
The move to Markovic, which was announced after the deadline of 11 pm on Thursday, was unexpected. The Serbian signed a permanent short-term contract until the end of the season, after being released by the Merseysiders.
Markovic failed to impress Anfield after arriving from Benfica in 2014. He has only played 34 games for the club, scored three goals and has borrowed from Fenerbahce, Sporting, Hull and Anderlecht in recent seasons.
The Cottagers, 19 in the table and six points of safety, hope he can give a ride to the club.
Vice President Tony Khan told the club's website: "Lazar Markovic is a talented young player. We are delighted to welcome you to Liverpool for the rest of the season.
"Lazar is known as a great team-mate, he has the support of our manager and he has the talent to strengthen our attack."
Markovic's hiring came after Kamara joined Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor on loan.
The 23-year-old was banned from all club-related activities at Craven Cottage, awaiting internal disciplinary action.