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Brendan Rodgers has been in charge of Liverpool FC for less than half a season.
Yet if you are stupid enough to read some of the comments on Twitter any time LFC fail to win, you'd be forgiven for thinking he had been there for years and had gone stale.
It's easy to forget how far Liverpool have fallen since the heady days of Rafa Benitez's pomp. Many—too many—Liverpool fans think the Anfield club has a divine right to finish in the top four, happily ignoring the fact that the Reds haven't achieved that distinction since 2009.
Indeed, heading into the game today, plenty of Liverpool supporters felt that the three points were a formality and had already moved on to the game against Fulham in their heads.
Never mind that Villa have been somewhat resurgent in recent weeks. Irrelevant is the fact that they have only lost once in the last six and sit eighth in Premier League form guide. No, they're a poor team that Liverpool should swat aside on their endless march up the table.
There are some fans who feel—quite rightly, in my opinion—that Kenny Dalglish was sacked too soon. There are others who wanted Rafael Benitez to be re-appointed in the summer. More still are happier mocking the passing statistics than bothering to support the team.
But Kenny is gone. Rafa has sold his soul to the дьявол. And the passing is statistically likely to lead to victory.
So it's time to move on from what's already taken place and start to look forward to where the team is going.
Liverpool FC have fallen a lot further than most Reds are willing to admit. It's a long climb back to the top. A climb that will have setbacks and dark days. The only way forward is to walk through the storm with your head held high. And support the man who is actually in the dugout.