Summarising the Wigan defeat for Match of the Day, Dixon - who won four league titles and three FA cups with Arsenal - argued:
"I think the expectation levels at Liverpool are so high that two cups for the fans is just not good enough. Five wins out of 15 is the lowest return since 1953 for Liverpool, so Kenny has to look at those signings.
"Suarez has done alright but sould score more goals; Enrique's done okay, but the rest of them haven't done the manager justice. They haven't played well enough for long enough. Something needs to change; Dalglish has to try and reinvigorate that squad".
Dixon is 100% right in my view, but I'm not sure the majority of fans would agree that two cups is 'not good enough', which is a sign that the campaign to systematically lower expectations has worked.
I've made my feelings clear on the meaningless Carling Cup many times, but it's always great to win the FA Cup, and I hope Liverpool can do it. Even if that happens though, it still wouldn't be enough to mask the atrocious form in the league.