Brendan Rodgers is convinced that not even winning the Premier League title would have prevented Liverpool from sacking him in 2015.
The 45-year-old was unable to deliver a trophy during his four years as the Reds manager, but came close to guiding them to league success in 2014.
Liverpool were three points clear at the top of the table with three games to play before a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea - aided by Steven Gerrard's famous slip - and then a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace saw Manchester City overtake them.
The Anfield side were forced to settle for a sixth-place finish in the league the following season and Rodgers was let go in October 2015 before joining Celtic.
The Northern Irish manager does not believe things would have gone much differently, even if they had won a first top-flight crown since 1990.
“I would still have been sacked for sure," he told The Times.
"You only need to look at the evidence all around. Not in modern football. Not in new football.
"This little thing here (mobile phone) means the world has changed. No one wants to wait for anything.
"At the end of that season I signed a four-year deal. I was going to be the one, the person to take the club on. Eighteen months later that’s it."