The players must take far more responsibility for the situation.
Yes, the summer recruitment from RK/SW appears to have been absent of a plan, but in fairness to RK he hasn't been afraid to change things up in recent weeks. Different players, shapes, tactics. Almost a worrying amount of change which shows he is either/both desperate and so confused mentally, that he is struggling to think rationally.
There is absolutely no leadership from the players on or off the pitch. No one is holding people accountable, no one (Niasse and arguably Pickford + Vlasic aside) is taking responsibility on the pitch.
The above is likely endemic of the fact that RK has lost the dressing room, and probably did so 3/4 weeks ago, but the mentality of the players is a fucking joke right now and many of them have enough experience to know that the onus should be on them.