Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has flown out to the United States for crunch talks with the club's owners as speculation about his future continues.
Newspaper reports at the weekend suggested Dalglish's position in charge of the club was in doubt prior to Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Swansea.
It was thought club owners John W Henry and Tom Werner would fly to England this week to review the past twelve months and also to look ahead to next season, but the Scot has instead gone to America to speed up the process.
And with Henry and Werner yet to pledge their support to King Kenny, according to Monday's report, the situation will now become clearer in the next 24 hours.
Dalglish already knows that Fenway Sports Group are planning a major change in transfer policy this summer.
He spent over £100million in 2011 on the likes of Andy Carroll, Luis Suarez, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, and Charlie Adam, and reports last week suggested he had been told to seek bargain signings this summer - including free agents.
FSG have made a number of changes behind the scenes, with director of football Damien Comolli parting company with the club earlier this year, and head of sports science Peter Bruckner, head of customer experience Jean Crisp, and head of Liverpool's international soccer schools, Steven Turner, all being removed from their posts.
And it has been suggested that Dalglish, who still has more than two years left on his contract, could be asked to step down and instead take on a new role as an Anfield figurehead.
But following reports over the past 24 hours linking Roberto Martinez with the Anfield hotseat, Dalglish on Sunday reacted angrily to suggestions he is set to leave the club this summer.
The Swansea defeat condemned Liverpool to their worst finish for 19 seasons, but Dalglish hit out at reports suggesting he could be replaced by the Wigan manager.
"I expect the owners to have more dignity and integrity than to believe a story in a newspaper," he insisted.
At time of writing, former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is the bookmakers' favourite to be appointed as Liverpool's next permanent manager should Dalglish step down or be moved on, ahead of Martinez.