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Brendan Rodgers is a positive manager, but he is also a boss with a realistic amount of expectations on his team, and he could have realistically expected a win here.
A generally poor performance where his new side was largely outplayed and out-thought by his old one, then, will not appeal to his jovial nature.
Liverpool need to improve massively on performances of this standard when non-first team players come into the XI, they need to not have to call on Gerrard and Suarez all the time and they need to be able to play at a much better intensity, tempo and level of aggression when playing at home.
All these things will come with time, true, but they need to be apparent even now. The effort of some players was not up to standard and the quality of yet others was also lacking.
Rodgers can't do anything but continue with the players he has at his disposal for the next nine weeks or so, but he must be hoping that, very early in the January transfer window, he can do some business on the incoming side.
It could benefit Liverpool in the league and the FA Cup—but against Swansea, a chance for Rodgers to pick up a trophy just eight months into his Anfield reign fell by the wayside, and he knows it.
And he will be severely, and justifiably, disappointed.