Liverpool 1 Wigan 2
After capitulating to QPR and leaking three goals in the last thirteen minutes of the game Liverpool fans were thinking that the nadir of the season had arrived and that the only way was up from here.
But, much like a once loved city darling now fallen out of favour the stock just keeps falling through the floor with no sign of the slide being arrested.
This latest defeat against a spirited Wigan side makes it five defeats in six league matches and plenty of managers have been shown the exit door for worse runs than that.
Of course I'm not suggesting for one minute that fate should befall King Kenny but seventh place now looks like the sum of the Reds ambitions this season and pigs will fly before they have any realistic chance of gate crashing the top four based on recent form.
The carling cup victory papers over the cracks. Even that cup final performance was riddled with poor performances and Cardiff came close to an upset that no one would have quibbled with.
What is going wrong?
Once again against Wigan, Suarez hit the post, appeared to bundle the ball into the back of the net with his hand and was subsequently penalised and scored a great goal.
Another mixed bag then.
Skrtel gave away a penalty for dangerous play by trying to remove a head from its neck and the Reds defence parted like the red sea for the second goal leaving Andy Carroll as the last line of defence before Pepe Reina was left exposed.
Dalglish cited Injuries, three games in seven days and tiredness as mitigating factors which are all valid claims on the face it but let's hope he is not using them in the dressing room because this was a poor, poor performance and things are going drastically wrong.
Once again Dirk Kuyt had a wretched game and Jordan Henderson was anonymous. Seventeen year old Debutant Raheem Stirling made more impact in his 10 minute cameo than both players had managed up till his introduction.
The FA Cup still provides hopes of another trophy but based on this performance Liverpool are in relegation form.