Anyone with common sense would realise that Kenny Dalglish is only as good as the tools at his disposal, and those tools are not particularly good. Nothing has changed in that regard at Liverpool.
What is more, the best tool he has, Fernando Torres, does not wish to play for the club or to work particularly hard: the desire he showed at the weekend demonstrated that nothing has changed in his mind since Dalglish came on board.
All Torres seemed to care about was bickering with the referee, and the best thing 'King Kenny' could do would be to cash in on the Spaniard and bring in maybe two or three players who care about playing for the club.
The only trouble is that Liverpool have a vicious circle scenario: no top class players would be willing to join the club when the prospects of European football next season are minimal.
Everyone is talking about how much respect Dalglish commands for what he has done in the past and, while I agree that he is a legend of British football, it's fair to say that the foreign contingent will not care remotely about that.
Do the likes of Torres and Maxi Rodriguez believe that Dalglish is a legend, and would they have heard of him prior to joining the club? Possibly, but unlikely to be honest.
If I played abroad and heard stories and hype about a man who was apparently great 20-30 years ago, would I care? I would buy into it maybe, but it would not drive me on in the same way that Steven Gerrard is motivated by it.
There is no doubt that Dalglish will now know who the bad apples are within the squad, and it is his job to weed those players out and focus his attention on the ones who care deeply about the club and what it stands for.
The Liverpool players certainly showed more passion and desire than they have for most of this season, but there is absolutely no chance of them making it into Europe for the next campaign.
It has to be said that it was quite possibly the worst Manchester United-Liverpool clash for many years, and that was a real shame.
Gerrard's red card undoubtedly spoiled the encounter: he is one of my favourite players, but he definitely had to go as it was a horrendous challenge.
In regards to the penalty, it should never have been awarded in a million years. What Dimitar Berbatov said after the game about his refusal to ever dive was ridiculous and out of order.
The Bulgarian quite clearly dived and there was very little, if any, contact in the box as Daniel Agger came across to challenge him: it was a real shame to see the game decided in such fashion, and the forward should not be proud of that.
Liverpool have a huge amount of work to do if they are to get back on track, and surely no one now is delusional enough to think that Dalglish can fix all the problems at the club overnight.