Liverpool's manager's arrogance has been highlighted, and is coming back to bite him.
Words uttered by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of the season are coming back to haunt him.
His response was cutting, and three months on, looks embarrassing.
As quoted by The Mirror: "I have absolutely no sympathy for Southampton."
"They have a choice as a club. They don’t have to sell. They had that choice.
"Maybe Southampton’s objectives have changed. They were on course to be a Champions League club, I believe, but, obviously, that has changed."
Fast-forward to November, and Liverpool have 14 points and sit 12th. Southampton are on 25 points with one game in hand, and can double the Reds tally with a win against Aston Villa on Monday night.
Ronald Koeman's side have surprised pretty much everybody, so much so that Rodgers' comments almost flew under the radar at the time.
Right now with Liverpool in a terrible run of form, and ex Saints trio Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren failing to shine, it's quite possible the laughter on the south coast can be heard all the way to Merseyside.