I don't think they've taken the easy way out by hiring Rodgers. I didn't see a queue forming outside Melwood's with the world's top 5 managers lobbying to become the next manager of Liverpool FC. They've worked under our current predicament. We are not in the position to be competing at the top end of the market.
Kenny was never their man, neither was Hodgson. They've got their man in now, and we haven't yet kicked a ball.
Yes, they've made mistakes, but they trusted Kenny and Comolli. They backed them in the transfer market, and we finished 8th. They consequently thought that Comolli was a mistake, and decided to move on from Kenny. How is that taking the easy way out?
They did make a mistake with the Carroll purchase, but do you think they decided that on a whim without any advice? I think they felt pressured to splash out before the window ended, because we needed a replacement. In hindsight, they probably realize now they could have waited until the summer. But they would have also risked the fan backlash, having sold our star striker and not replaced him.
The last regime had left the club in such a mess that it was never going to change overnight. What was the point in buying the club and taking the easy way out? And if they wanted to take the easy way and consequently sell, how exactly are they going to do that without increasing the value of their asset? The only way they can do that is make this club competitive again and increase it's worth. That doesn't equate to taking the easy way out.