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And so to what is ultimately the end-game for Liverpool and Rodgers?
Tactics, talking and training are all well and good, but they have to manifest themselves into three points on the pitch at the weekend.
So far Liverpool have failed to do that in the Premier League.
Rodgers' competitive record reads: played seven, won three, drawn two, lost two—but those three wins came against FC Gomel (twice) and Hearts in the Europa League in games that the Reds were expected to win and games which every fan would swap for three points against Premiership heavyweights Arsenal and Manchester City.
The horrendous opening-day defeat to West Brom was quickly forgotten with a fine display against Manchester City, though Liverpool were denied a win by a late defensive error—something that has been a feature of Rodgers' early tenure.
Yes, the new methods will take time to implement. Yes, it's a very, very tricky start to the league campaign.
But points on the board are what a lot of fans will look at, and nothing else, in deciding whether they back a manager.
Is the on-pitch progress visible enough so far to justify the losses as par for the course when undertaking such a large sea change in the team? Some fans are of the opinion that it isn't—but the overwhelming majority seem to take the opposite and more positive view.
Liverpool are going places on the pitch with Brendan Rodgers.
It may take a couple of months for consistency in all areas of the pitch with players learning their new roles, but fans seem largely understanding of this and are willing to let these issues play themselves out, at least until the January transfer market when most will expect reinforcements.