We're not a fucking top 6 team. Who in their right mind thought we were going to be?
This is a project. People need to get a grip and adjust their expectations.
I agree with that. I suppose if we'd hit the ground running, and got 12-15 points so far (which we could've), people might've thought we could push Arsenal or maybe Utd, if they had a bad season. But yeah, the squad's still got too many issues to realistically hope for that. We could do with an entirely new midfield and probably a better striker long term. They're massive issues, whatever what we look at it.
We're bringing the baggage of Martinez, Koeman and Allardyce to the situation as fans as well, and tbh, we're a little bit traumatised as a fanbase, after the last few seasons. We've got the football equivalent of PTSD (not to trivialise PTSD, just making a point).
Also, we don't like to admit it, but it hurts more and is infinitely harder, when the other lot across the park are winning every game, smashing some teams, spawning it against some teams, but constantly winning.
In terms of the manager, I think we have to be patient and not bring too much of the baggage to the way we view him (which isn't easy, I know). For example, we have to remember that Klopp took over in October and finished 8th in his first season in the Prem. There needs to be a bit of calmness and perspective. He's trying to put in place his ideas, and that's difficult when some players clearly aren't capable of that, and need replacing.
Should he go away from his method, because some of the players aren't good enough? I would say, no. Stick with the method, make the best of what we have at the moment, and look to address the weak areas ASAP. Not to keep bringing them up, but Klopp stuck with his method, and eventually bought players who could do what he needed to do in that system, and their results improved.
It's really hard to be an Everton fan like, I do think that, and in many ways, for many years, it's been akin to psychological torture.