The crumb of comfort amid Liverpool's shocking decline is that Roy Hodgson will soon get plenty of practice pronouncing the "W" word.
With almost 20 per cent of the season gone, Liverpool are in the welegation zone. Most bookmakers are already betting on them going down and Paddy Power will soon pay out on it.
It's unfair, of course, to expect Hodgson to shoulder most of the blame for this season's Anfield shambles. He should cop all of it.
If Paul Konchesky is the answer, the question can only have been "how best can I weck Liverpool?"