TONIGHT must have been too much to bear for some people.
First, they got their hopes up that Rafa Benitez was quitting Liverpool as yet again bookie-fuelled speculation made it into the public domain.
This latest nugget - that Rafa had stormed out the club and would not take charge of the Stoke game - was apparently fuelled by a rush of bets in the Bristol and Kent areas on Benitez to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked.
Come the game, and there he is - sat in the dug out.
That was disappointment number one for the doom-mongers and the anti-Rafa league.
And that was quickly followed by Stoke failing to put another spanner in the works after holding the Reds to two draws last season.
Meanwhile, thanks to Robbie Blake and Burnley, maybe the spotlight of the snipers in the press will turn to another team that plays in red from the North West...
I really don't understand the feeling against Rafa. I don't hail him as some kind of God - I know he's made mistakes and no doubt he will do again.
But on the whole - and in the circumstances (which have often been trying) - I feel he's done a great job.
Won us the European Cup and the FA Cup, took us as close as we've been since the last title win to number 19, another European final...
But judge for yourselves, here's a lengthy (sorry) but, I feel, entertaining debate about our manager between me, Robbo, and another Red - Ian L - a regular at Anfield, but clearly not such a big fan of Benitez...
So who's right...?