The vultures are starting to circle Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool and it would now be a surprise if the beleaguered boss of the Merseyside giants will be in charge at Anfield by the end of the calendar year.
For many, the Rodgers reign at Liverpool appeared to be coming to an end at the back end of 2014/2015.
Liverpool won just one game of their final seven last season and this run included a poor defeat to Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final and a 6-1 shellacking at the hands of Stoke on the final day of the Premier League campaign.
Owner John W. Henry and the Liverpool hierarchy decided to keep Rodgers on and gave him plenty of money to spend in the summer, but according to all reports it was a touch and go decision.
Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, Danny Ings, Christian Benteke, Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino were all brought in for Liverpool in the summer in what was quite an outlandish spending spree, certainly in terms of numbers.
But, the new season has not got off to the start Brendan Rodgers would have wanted, despite early wins against Stoke and Bournemouth, followed by a creditable 0-0 draw at Arsenal.
From there though it has pretty much been downhill.
Consecutive defeats to West Ham and Manchester United, where they conceded three in both matches, were followed by two 1-1 draws with Bordeaux and Norwich.
In truth, there were signs of life in both the last two matches but it will come as no surprise that leading bookmakers such as Bet365 are currently offering odds of 100/1 on Liverpool winning the Premier League this season.
Even that feels a little generous!
Liverpool’s next seven Premier League games, from between now and the end of November look very tricky for Rodgers, whose days at Anfield may well be numbered.
Aston Villa at home is an absolute must win with Tim Sherwood’s side also struggling in recent weeks.
Then comes the Merseyside derby at Everton against Roberto Martinez’s team who have looked like one of the brightest teams in the Premier League so far.
Chelsea were soundly defeated at Goodison Park thanks to a Steven Naismith hat-trick and you can be sure Everton will be well up for the visit of Liverpool.
Whilst Brendan Rodgers has had the upper hand against Mauricio Pochettino over recent seasons, a trip to White Hart Lane may not be so simple this season, especially if Liverpool don’t improve in the coming weeks.
After two away matches, Liverpool then host Southampton at the end of October before a trip to champions Chelsea in the final game of the month.
If Brendan Rodgers does last that long, a home game against Crystal Palace who won at Anfield last season is then followed with one of the toughest trips of all, to the Etihad to play against Manchester City.
Could Raheem Sterling, who left Liverpool in the summer for big bucks to join Manchester City, stick the final nail in the coffin of the Brendan Rodgers regime at Anfield?