Former Liverpool star Glen Johnson’s warning over Steven Gerrard will surely rankle more following their latest Premier League loss.
The Reds were defeated by Leicester on Saturday, meaning they have lost three in a row in the league.
Mohamed Salah netted the opener at the King Power Stadium before they threw the match away after seven minutes of madness.
James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes scored to wrestle the match away from the Premier League champions.
It came about after an array of mistakes and while Jurgen Klopp is not under any pressure, his natural successor might not wait around forever.
Ex-Reds defender Johnson insisted that Gerrard will surely land a top job in the summer.
Speaking to Betting Expert, he said: “I never doubted that Gerrard would be a top manager and the fact he’s done so well at Rangers is going to open everyone’s eyes to him a lot sooner.
“Managerial roles are all about timing. If the right job opens up at the end of the season he might look at it.
“He’s stopped Celtic getting their tenth win in a row and Rangers have won the league when three or four years ago it looked unlikely, so what more can he do?
“He can only go down from here.”
Klopp has the ability to turn around the current situation and during a season of turmoil, it is tough to measure.
There have been a number of injuries, a lack of fans at Anfield and a congested fixture list – but the German manager would be the first to dismiss all those as cheap excuses.
What fans will be most concerned about is the fact a team as strong as Liverpool last season were so quick to capitulate at the first sign of danger.
As Trent Alexander-Arnold worryingly admitted, they “crumbled”.
“I think, 70, 75 minutes, we were outstanding, up there with one of our best performances,” he told LFCTV.
“Counter-pressing, taking the ball off them for fun. They couldn’t really get out. Really, really top drawer from us.
“I think, first half, we never created too many clear-cut chances but second half we did.
“[We] had a few more shots, scored, and were in the driving seat.
“And then the tables turned. They put the game to bed in the matter of five, 10 minutes. That’s football.
“It happens so quickly, it just happens. In the moment, we’ve crumbled at the end of the day.”