Liverpool FC had a season few will remember fondly for various reasons—finishing behind Everton in the league and Luis Suarez's suspension, to name a few—but the club is not too far off from challenging for honors during the next term.
There is no need for a massive overhaul of the squad. A few smart additions and some better luck with injuries should see the Reds competing for a Champions League spot next season.
Kenny Dalglish is gone so Liverpool's new manager will have some tough decisions to make. Joe Cole is set to return to Merseyside after his loan spell at Lille, Luis Suarez is being courted by Real Madrid and Barcelona and fans would like to see Charlie Adam promptly shown the exit.
The future of Liverpool is uncertain. Reds' fans are anxious to see what direction the club goes from here.
Liverpool did win the Carling Cup and came close to doing the double. However, the club's pathetic league form will be a major concern.
A return to European competition will mean the fixture list will be a bit more congested next season. That cannot be an excuse for another poor season.
Here is the lineup sure to guide to Reds to a better league position and capture a trophy or two along the way.