But, to put things into perspective, Benitez's side have lost as many league games in a fortnight as they did all last season.
And of all people, it is our talismanic captain who has to shoulder most of the blame.
Now, before Liverpool fans out there bombard me with hateful comments, let me be clear that I didn’t say it. Benitez did.
But we all trust Benitez enough to know what needs to be done. So I guess this was it. A kick in the backside for our Gerrard to wake him up.
I hope it does the trick – sooner, rather than later.
No doubt we have three key players to return – Aurelio, Agger and Aquilani. And I bet you that they could make a whole lot of difference. But my only fear is that it would be a case of a bit too late.
If Liverpool misses the title again this year – and that’s a big IF – then I hope Chelsea or Arsenal would win it. Heck, I wouldn’t even mind if Burnley goes all the way.
Anyone, except Man United.