Yes we are all upset with the way the season has gone, and yes we all want to apportion blame to anyone we can think of, which is just an emotional response.
This season has been as Kenny has said at various times has been filled with a lot of unsettling issues, which seem to have led to so much inconsistency.
The injury to key players, the constant changes made to the team, inconsistency and lack of focus, bad luck in front of goal with post hitting, goalie saves etc etc, Suarez being banned and our very poor home form.
Yes we can make a case that if we hadn't drawn all those games and not lost others we'd easily be in the top 3.
But realistically speaking this squad of players has not gelled into a winning combination because they didn't play 10 games or more together. Neither do they possess the talent of our previous great teams. The biggest issue is goal scoring. The finishing has been pathetic.
Henderson, Carroll, Adam, are not in the same league as Barnes, Beardsley and co. This squad would have been thrashed by the teams of the 80s and 90s
Who scored our goals? Keagan, Toshack, Dalglish, Rush, Fowler, Barnes, Mc Mannaman, Owen, just to name a few. We have Steven, maybe Suarez, and then who? We wouldn't even have considered an Andy Carroll even if he were a freebee. Why because we like Barca were the best team on the planet at times, and those teams would have walked the premiership of today, because a lot of todays teams are very overrated.
Our expectations for this season are far too high. We are not going to have instant success because it takes time to build the RIGHT group of players into a team.
Sterling showed in a few minutes he is a future match winner, while Carroll will leave sooner rather than later, as not every buy a manager makes works out no matter what his name is. However that is not to say that if one wants to play pass and move like we did in the old days, you can only do it if you have the players with the talent for it, and right now we don't. But can we expect that when our team goes onto the pitch at Anfield it gives 200% and forgets about nonsense like tiredness. In this respect Kenny is too soft, but he will always back the players in public, and he will never wash his dirty linen in public. So don't expect any of that.
In all fairness we need to be honest enough to say our bar is set very high. The League and the CL are really all that count for us. The other 2 Cups don't really matter, and the Europa Cup, is just a waste of valuable energy in accomplishing this. So when we don't win either of the former, we aren't doing well. Look at the money that Chelsea and City have spent and we spent 100 mill on young english players. Here we could remind ourselves of the players who have left the club in recent times who had the talent to form the core of the pass and move, who have been replaced by whom. Is Charlie Adam, Henderson, in the same class as Xabi Alsonso ????? NO WAY. Add to this the players that may have come had we had the money to pay for them.
Let's rather take the knock now because what's done is done. We need to focus on winning the FA CUP, get behind Kenny and the squad, and then let Kenny sort out our player situation for next season, and get rid of those who are just not good enough to win a league title.
Asking why this why that, is not going to solve anything, and the past cannot be changed and comparisons to the past can be odious.
We are exactly where we deserve to be now, and to win the League we have to have a team of sufficiently talented, determined, and hungry enough players to do it.
No manager wants to win the League and CL more than Kenny does. He will do it, and he will do it his way, and he deserves our respect, out time and patience to let him get on and do it.