Brendan Rodgers' spell as Liverpool manager is over, after owners FSG decided to take the club in a new direction.
Liverpool have just three wins from eight games, and are looking for a fresh approach to give them the best chance of finishing this season in the top four.
That remains the immediate goal, with the club taking a step back from how close they were to winning the Premier League title in 2013/14.
The Reds have not won the league in more than two decades, but what if Rodgers was to somehow triumph before them?
There is only one viable option for him to do so, which would be to rejoin former club Chelsea.
The Blues are struggling this season, mounting a poor title defence so far. They sit in 16th place with only two wins all season.
Rodgers worked at Chelsea a decade ago, appointed by Jose Mourinho as the club's head youth coach.
This set him up for a promising career in management, which almost led to him winning the Premier League title with Liverpool. Chelsea were the club to deliver the fateful blow, beating them at Anfield.
Jose Mourinho is in need of inspiration right how as he looks to turn Chelsea's fortunes around, and even the sack is not beyond the realms of possibility.
Rodgers could be a potential replacement, going onto work alongside Mourinho could see the pair strike up a winning combination, if the egos of the two managers could still co-exist.
The role would relieve the pressure on him while ensuring he takes a high profile role and boosts his reputation, and there would be no better way for Rodgers to answer his critics than winning medals.