It’s been another testing week for Liverpool who still can’t seem to get their season up and running.
An awful performance against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park saw the Reds come away with nothing before Brendan Rodgers stoked controversy by fielding a much changed side for Tuesday night’s trip to Real Madrid.
Rodgers left out the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Mario Balotelli, Dejan Lovren, Philippe Coutinho and Glen Johnson for the tie at the home of the reigning European champions, whilst fringe players the likes of Kolo Toure, Emre Can, Lucas Leiva, Lazar Markovic and Fabio Borini were given a chance to shine.
Rodgers has been heavily criticised in some quarters for his team selection and finds himself under perhaps the most pressure of his Liverpool reign so far.
And it is not about to get any easier, when the Reds host runaway league leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.
Will this be another bad day at the office for the Reds and Brendan Rodgers?
Or can they silence the doubters with a win that would go a huge way to getting their season up and running?
Here are five things Liverpool need to do if that is to happen on Saturday.