Carl Medjani has brought his Liverpool career to a close by signing for Lorient.
The 21-year-old joined Liverpool from St Etienne in 2003 and was billed as a star of the future.
He failed to make the expected progress and was farmed out on loan to Metz last term.
Medjani won praise for his displays in Ligue 1 last term despite Metz suffering relegation at the end of the campaign.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez informed the player he had no real future at Anfield and consented to an approach from Lorient.
Medjani, who spent the 2004/05 season at Lorient, signed a three-year contract with the Britanny club on Monday.