Newcastle United slumped to a fifth straight defeat after the 2-0 loss against Liverpool at Anfield.
Even though this does not raise concerns about an immediate relegation to the Championship, it does put the future of manager John Carver of the doubt. After the departure of Alan Pardew, Carver was put in charge of the club on a caretaker basis until the end of the campaign. The club continue to be linked with big-name managers like Frank de Boer of Ajax.
However, they will be unlikely to secure any of them if they are relegated to the second tier of English football.