The origins of Brendan Rodgers’ sacking as Liverpool manager began long before this season. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the games which cost him dearly.
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 LIVERPOOL 1, SEPTEMBER 12 2015
The result which finally turned the tide against Rodgers. One of the most insipid performances against their arch-rivals in a long time.
LIVERPOOL 0 WEST HAM 3, AUGUST 29 2015
Taken apart at home by a West Ham side who did not even have to be that good to register their first win at Anfield in 52 years.
STOKE 6 LIVERPOOL 1, MAY 24 2015
Humiliated in Steven Gerrard’s last match for the club, they were 5-0 down at half-time after a completely clueless performance.
LIVERPOOL 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 3, MAY 16 2015
Despite taking the lead they were outplayed by a team with more desire and energy.
HULL 1 LIVERPOOL 0, APRIL 28 2015
The defeat which ended slim Champions League qualification hopes was typical of their late-season malaise, as they lost dismally without a fight to a relegation-threatened side who did eventually go down.