That is a question Anfield cannot afford not to ask anymore.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers suffered another Anfield nightmare as his struggling side were held to a 0-0 draw by Stoke, while Rodgers has yet to oversee a Premier League home win in four attempts since taking charge of Liverpool in the close-season and the Reds' barren run in front of their own supporters has now stretched to six matches in all competitions.
The hosts hit the woodwork three times, but Liverpool were unable to break down Stoke's stubborn defence and Rodgers' side remain in 14th place after just one win in their first seven league matches.
Liverpool, whose only home success under Rodgers came in the Europa League against Gomel, are already eight points off the top four and more worryingly for their manager, they lie only three points above the relegation zone.
The Reds were attempting to build on their first win of the campaign, at Norwich last weekend, and struck the post through Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel in a dominant second-half display.
But they were largely left frustrated by Stoke's heavy-handed tactics, especially in a dire first half, and now have just six points from seven matches.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was Liverpool's dangerman but wasted his best chance when he shot wide in the 59th after a mazy run.
Liverpool kept a first clean sheet of the season but is already 13 points behind league leader Chelsea at this early stage.