Though not really Roy's fault, another thing that worked against him was the media. They hailed him as a messiah before we even kicked a ball, took constant digs at previous management. We were told this new Liverpool would be a free flowing attacking side that we'd been missing for years, not his horrible negative unit. They made excuses for him week in and week out, we were basically having it all rammed down our throat day in day out. We were never going to respond well to that, it also makes it harder to move on when the previous regime is being brought up all the time.
Rather than being dignified Roy pretty much went along with what the media were saying, they gave him excuses and he used them. I've never seen any manager in the top flight blame players so much for performances, sometimes singling out individuals in the press. He constantly distanced himself from the squad, it wasn't his squad, that's why we weren't getting results, he had been left with poor players which we needed to get rid of. Togetherness wasn't there, as every week passed we became less and less a 'team'.
He was out of his depth, he doesn't deserve any bile, it's a mute point, just another manager managing another team.