Liverpool were deservedly eliminated from the Champions League after drawing 1-1 against FC Basel at Anfield last night.
This elimination has caused an immediate reaction from top bookmakers who have reduced the odds on Brendan Rodgers to get the road. Prior to match there had been whispers that Rodgers role at the club was in danger due to their slack start to the season, although many felt the club would stay loyal to the man who guided them to second place in the Premiership last season.
A lot has changed in recent months at the club, they spent an estimated £116 million in the summer transfer window after selling top star Suarez to FC Barcelona. A lot of these fresh faces haven't made the impact Rodgers was craving and the side is looking quite unbalanced as the manager struggles to work out his best starting 11.
The Northern Ireland man had been making huge progressive steps in his managerial career, after taking over Swansea in 2010 he guided them into the Premiership in his first season. Swansea impressed in their first season playing in the top flight, picking up points against many big teams and doing so playing very stylish #Football, an eleventh spot finish triggered a massive chase for Rodgers signature.
He decided to move on from Swansea and take on a fresh challenge at Liverpool. The main priority in his first year was to secure a top four finish and get Liverpool back playing Champions League football. He succeeded, and almost clinched a league title, slipping short at the very end.
Pundits were raving about the job Rodgers had done, he helped guide Liverpool into the top four for the first time since the 2008-09 season and got them competing at the very top again.
Suarez's sale was always going to be a massive blow, you simply can't replace a player of that calibre, and his partnership with Daniel Sturridge was quite subliminal at times last season. Liverpool didn't only lose a key individual, they lost a linchpin in their successful set up.
Having lost six of their opening 15 league matches and no signs of progression in recent weeks, it's difficult to see how Rodgers will be able to turn things around. Last night's slack performance against FC Basel seems to be tipping point, fans are beginning to get irritated and are expressing their anger to the media.
Bookmakers certainly aren't willing to show any patience on the matter and have slashed the odds on upcoming sacking from 16/1 to 8/1.