Brendan Rodgers is a man under pressure at Liverpool, and a loss to Carlisle United in midweek will only make matters worse.
The Anfield crowd will not respond well to an embarrassing defeat to a League Two side, regardless of the team Rodgers selects.
The bookies already smell blood and are offering odds on the next Liverpool boss. Here are the five favourites according to SkyBet.
Jurgen Klopp (Evens)
The popular choice, Jurgen Klopp remains on a break from football after quitting Borussia Dortmund earlier this year. Klopp won two Bundesliga titles and took the team to the Champions League football, and his philosophy is one Brendan Rodgers has admitted trying to copy. Is it time for Liverpool to bring in the real deal?
Carlo Ancelotti (5/1)
Ancelotti is a proven winner, having led Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain to league titles in recent seasons. He could not do at Real Madrid, but delivered a trophy more spectacular instead - the Champions League. He would be a smart hire capable of attracting star names to the club, and has a track record of being able to handle big egos.
Garry Monk (8/1)
The surprise name on the list - Could another Swansea manager get the nod at Anfield? It was with the Welsh side that Brendan Rodgers made his name, impressing enough to land the Liverpool job, with Monk among his players. While Monk has done well as manager at Swansea in a short space of time, it would surely be a big shock if the Reds moved Rodgers aside to bring him in instead.
Unai Emery (12/1)
Sevilla boss Unai Emery has won back-to-back Europa League titles, but failed to break the dominance of Real Madrid, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid in La Liga. At Liverpool he may find he has more resources than he does at present, providing Brendan Rodgers' failures has not put FSG off the idea of spending big in the transfer market.
Frank de Boer (12/1)
Frank de Boer has been making his name in management at Dutch side Ajax in recent years, results have not gone his way of late. They lost last season's title to PSV Eindhoven, and were knocked out of the Champions League this year at the qualifying stages by Austrian side Rapid Vienna.