Some people on RAWK have really lost it. Though it's key. People may refer to Ferguson's tough start at our beloved neighbours, but let's use an example that has often been used on RAWK over the last couple of hours.
Actually, there has a thread been opened(and locked almost straightaway) to remind us of the third anniversary of our Real Madrid demolition.
Let's note the team that played that night. Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Skrtel, Carragher, Aurelio, Alonso (Lucas 60), Mascherano, Kuyt, Gerrard (Spearing 74), Babel, Torres (Dossena 83).
Subs Not Used: Cavalieri, Hyypia, Ngog, Kelly.
It was as close to perfection as any a Liverpool team have been over the last years. It became the perfect week after we went to Old Trafford and smashed their inhabitans 4-1. Those days seem long gone.
But. Has anyone noticed that it took Rafa Benitez five years to build this team? It really was his team. This matchday squad contained only three survivors of the Gerard Houllier era. Hyypia left a couple of months later. Actually, in that season, those three players that were around under Houllier were the only players to play a game for Liverpoool. It was the result of five hard years of work.
That team is no longer. Of the eighteen players in the squad that night, just half are still Liverpool players with Spearing, Kuyt, Carragher, Aurelio and Kelly effectively just squad players.
Kenny's job became considerably harder for it. His inheritance was a team worsened. Gerrard and Carragher's best days are beyond them. Alonso, Mascherano and Torres, the other members of the spine from this great team, are no longer at Anfield. Of course he is not going to be better than Benitez' squad after five years. I, for one, think that what Benitez had on his disposal at his arrival was better than what Kenny had to make do with.
Please, give the manager some time and remain patient. Nobody is beyond criticism, but to get rid of Kenny would be so, so stupid after just over a year in the job. Nobody is going to turn a squad burned to the ground into title contenders overnight. Not even Kenny. He is not a magician, but a manager. And managers need time, patience and confidence.
And let's go and batter Everton now.