Things aren't getting any easier for Roy Hodgson.
In the wake of England's drab 1-0 win over Norway, the Three Lions boss endeared himself to few when he swore at journalists who rightly questioned his side's display.
And, as if a terrible World Cup campaign wasn't enough, Hodgson has now lost his main striker ahead of England's opening Euro 2016 qualifier at Switzerland.
Indeed, Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of the international clash after suffering a thigh injury in training.
Initial reports suggest he will be out for three weeks and Sturridge himself admits he is a 'heartbroken soul:'
Heartbroken soul right now believe me. Hopefully be back soon fighting fit for LFC. Nothing worse than being injured. My heads gone...— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) September 5, 2014
For Liverpool fans, meanwhile, there is only one man to blame: Hodgson.
This isn't the first time the 25-year-old has left England duty with an injury and many Reds supporters have questioned why the Three Lions boss had to play Sturridge for 90 minutes against Norway.
The England striker's injury looks to have ruled him out of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Aston Villa, as well as their Champions League return against FC Ludogorets.
And, as some fans have put it, that looks like a sure sign that Hodgson is continuing to haunt and hurt the Anfield side.
The 67-year-old was appointed Liverpool boss in 2010 but lasted just several months before being sacked. Needless to say, the spell rendered him rather unpopular on Merseyside, as evidenced by their reaction to Sturridge's latest injury...
@AnfieldAsylum Hodgson continues to haunt Liverpool long after getting the axe. Yet another injury for Sturridge on stupid int'l duty— Scott Chandler (@ScottRChandler) September 5, 2014
Sturridge injury has to be Hodgson's Liverpool revenge— Forza Aspas (@fat_brendan) September 5, 2014
If Sturridge is out 3-4 months Roy Hodgson will never be able to set foot in Liverpool again. 2nd time in 2 Years..— Dylan Hamilton (@Dylan_Hamilton) September 5, 2014
Hodgson is becoming the ever present villain in my Liverpool romance - bad soccer & overworks players (latest see Sturridge) #HodgsonOut— wes havens (@wjshhhavens) September 5, 2014
Daniel Sturridge will be out for 10-12 weeks after being forced to sit through footage of Hodgson's time at Liverpool (Mirror)— Kyle (@sIstImatIc_) September 5, 2014