When Hoever swapped Amsterdam for Merseyside in 2018, the compensation paid to Ajax already represented a real bargain for the Reds.
Though untested at senior level, the Dutchman was considered one of the finest young talents in Europe, and proved this in his first forays into life at Liverpool.
Having made four appearances for the senior squad in total, the 18-year-old was expected to head out on loan this summer to gain crucial experience.
It is a shock exit, but given the Reds have made a sizeable profit, it could prove a wise business decision, particularly given how tight the market is currently.
The inclusion of a 15 percent sell-on clause could provide the club with an even bigger boost if Hoever realises his potential.
Hoever’s pathway to the first team was blocked by Neco Williams, who is now cemented as backup to Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back, while the player himself stressed that he was not physically ready to perform at centre-back.
Writing on Instagram ahead of his exit, Hoever said it was an “honour” to represent Liverpool.
“Thank you to everyone at Liverpool who has helped to play a part in my progression over the past two years on and off the pitch,” he wrote.
“It’s been an honour to represent such a big club and be around top players and staff every day. I’ll never forget the memories I made here.”
All the best, Ki-Jana!