From being second in the table, six points off the top on New Year's Eve, Liverpool is now fifth and 12 points off leader Chelsea.
As the season approaches its conclusion, attentions will inevitably turn towards the summer transfer window and potential new recruits for Jurgen Klopp's team.
Even Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher got in on the act, while rumours of big spending this coming summer will undoubtedly be treated with exhausted, sceptical cynicism.
He had already discharged his rage at half-time as his side toiled at Hull City and, although Liverpool improved after that impassioned team-talk, they could not halt their awful start to 2017.
Liverpool, with only one win in its last 10 games in all competitions, was sunk by a goal in each half from newcomer Alfred N'Diaye and Oumar Niasse.
Then, when he did make a few changes in the FA Cup against Plymouth and Wolves, it only proved that Liverpool's fringe players clearly aren't good enough with them needing a replay to beat their League Two opponents before losing to a Championship side.
Klopp believes in Liverpool's ability to get back on track and he accepts blame for their dismal recent performances.
During the latter stages of the 2015-16 campaign, Liverpool eyed up qualification to the Champions League via the Europa League as opposed to finishing in the top four in the Premier League.
We got to two finals last season and a semi this - unfortunately losing out to Southampton over two legs in January. I can not change my answer only because we played bad football [against Hull]. So far this season Liverpool have remained unbeaten against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Spurs and Manchester United. It has been like this my whole life. Now we have to change it, that's a football thing.
"I hope he is there for six years, that means the club will have been successful".
"When I get up tomorrow I will only be solution-orientated". "We need to show much more consistency". Even when it feels in this moment really bad, it's not the biggest problem in the world. Many teams have already made mistakes and changed things. This is the best thing right now for Liverpool, and patience will just have to pay off.
Conte has worked with a very small group of players and has been reasonably lucky to date with injuries but each time they looked vulnerable because of personnel issues, he steered them through with some ease.