Brendan Rodgers is a realistic individual.
Taking over from Kenny Dalglish, Rodgers knew the club was in disarray. He's had little over four months to stamp his authority on a group that finished the last Premier League campaign in awful form.
Liverpool have continued to improve under his guidance. In the last few games, we've seen the team playing with confidence and style. They were desperately unlucky to lose 2-1 against Manchester United in a game that was heavily dominated by the Merseyside hosts.
While a win against Sir Alex Ferguson's men would have kick-started Rodgers' regime into gear, plenty of lessons came from the defeat.
Liverpool supporters fully understand the magnitude of Rodgers' job. He continues to build a relationship with the fans that is both assured and realistic.
During the recent Capital One Cup tie away at West Brom, 4,000 visitors sang Rodgers' name.
The Hawthorns marked the first domestic loss and win of the Northern Irishman's reign. As his young side marched to a 2-1 win over Steve Clarke's team, Rodgers thanked the crowd for their sensible expectations and support (via The Daily Mail).
Rodgers and the club's fans have a mutual agreement and expectations for one another. Both sides know what they are working with. I don't think this was possible under Kenny Dalglish. Having a club legend run the day-to-day proceedings only reminds supporters of former glories.
With Rodgers at the helm, Liverpool can now focus on the future.