The FA Cup Final summed up Liverpool's season and with owner John Henry watching on, Kenny Dalglish will either to be given sufficient funds in the summer to strengthen his squad or ship out.
The Reds lack of confidence and the need to rely on a young inexperienced midfield cost Dalglish and all the stakeholders the FA Cup. Liverpool were only in the game at 2-0 down, after two errors of judgement from Jay Spearing, with 30 minutes to repair the damage.
The inspirational substitution seen by John Henry of £35m striker Andy Carroll almost turned the game with two "goals" one not deemed to have crossed the line. The only "high" for the owner was the £15m profit on the deals with the Chelsea striker not even gracing the Wembley pitch.
Round two is on Tuesday night and the Henry's interim "report" is "needs to do better!!!"
It will be an interesting conversation between the Liverpool legend and his boss when they sit down at the end of the season.