Liverpool fans should be very worried right about now as Manchester United emphasise just how big the gap is between the Anfield club and last season's top four as they bag a marque signing in Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The reality is that Liverpool are as far as they've even been away from securing their first ever Premier League trophy.
They just don't have the appeal to be able to recruit top players anymore, made evident in their signings of Adam Bogdan and Danny Ings, deals that aren't bad but aren't anywhere near good enough to win the league or even challenge the top four.
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You just can't help thinking that the £49 million reported fee from Raheem Sterling's departure will be wasted on more average players
Losing their captain Steven Gerrard will also be a huge blow for the club as he brought so much leadership and togetherness despite his ageing legs.
It seems Rodgers was making a statement of intent - he had to get rid of the one big threat to his control of the dressing room.
I'm afraid it's going to get worse before it gets better for the Merseyside club.
My view is that Rodgers will be shown the door if, as expected, he fails to get the signings Liverpool need and qualify for the Champions League.
His signings just haven't been good enough - Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren to name just two.
I feel Rodgers' days are numbered. He's well out of his depth so only time will tell if he sinks or swims.
He just doesn't have the experience to match Jose Mourinho or Louis van Gaal when it comes to tactics and he doesn't have the appeal to bring in the very best players, something which the aforementioned duo do.
It looks like more misery on Merseyside unless Brendan can show what many initially believed - that he is one of the best young managers in the country.
The jury is still out.