The past few weeks, and in particular the last few days, have been some of the most stressful and difficult times in the history of the club.
But a new dawn may be breaking on the horizon and with it, the promise not of money, stadia and players, but of listening, getting back to the roots of team's support and bringing back the glory days. The others things will come with time.
The script could not have been better written: Liverpool's first match of their new era under John W. Henry is the 214th Merseyside Derby.
It is also the first experience that manager Roy Hodgson, who is under a a great deal of pressure, will have with this historic match.
Follow all the build up to the big match here on BR, with team-sheets, formations, players, tactics and strategies for the match.
Then blow-by-blow, tackle-by-tackle coverage, analysis and reaction during the game.
With ninety minutes till kick-off, all Liverpool fans will be gearing up and getting ready.
Stay logged on for all the pre-match build up and a coverage of the big match.