Most Liverpool fans will probably agree that last season could not be considered a success.
Despite the first silverware in years, the league position was not acceptable which led to the sacking of Liverpool legend and icon Kenny Dalglish.
The accumulation of a mere 52 points in the league which positioned the Reds a dismal eighth, behind city rivals Everton, was dire to put it mildly.
Improvement on this is an absolute must. A challenge for a top four placing in the coming season must be at the top of the list of priorities for the club.
If Champions League football is not achieved in the coming season, then Liverpool could be stuck in mid-table obscurity for years to come.
Without the financial rewards that Champions League football brings to a club, it is virtually impossible to compete in modern day football.
Liverpool need to see a massive improvement in result to achieve this, lagging 17 points behind fourth place Tottenham and a unbelievable 37 points behind champions Manchester City seems almost insurmountable.
But the Reds have no choice, a drastic and rapid improvement is urgently required.
However, there are signs that Liverpool could be up to the challenge next season. Many promising signs are there that should see the Anfield giants up there with the best in the league next season.