Liverpool’s season has continued to hit new lows with Sunday’s dismal 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace being the latest.
The Reds travel to Bulgaria to take on FC Ludogorets this evening, knowing a fifth consecutive defeat will all but end their chances of qualifying for the last 16 of Europe’s elite competition after a five-year absence.
Brendan Rodgers currently finds himself under pressure in one of the quickest and most dramatic turnarounds in Premier League history.
Little more than six months ago, the Northern Irishman was on the verge of guiding the Reds to a shock Premier League title triumph only to see the challenge collapse with a defeat to Chelsea and a draw at Palace in the final weeks of the season.
Since then it has been a rapid decline for Rodgers and Liverpool who currently find themselves 12th in the table and 18 points behind league leaders Chelsea, having suffered six Premier League defeats already this term.
But what has been the reason behind such a dramatic downfall?
We have identified five key reasons behind Liverpool’s 2014/15 misery.