Liverpool's renewal and regeneration is well under-way with the employed tactics and methodology of Brendan Rodgers now in place, as well as his own backroom staff and a small handful of new players.
Most Reds fans accept that, while results and league placings are always to be considered important, this term is largely an "about-face" turnaround of the club's fortunes, to put in place foundations which will be the bedrock of the team for years to come.
At least, that is the hope.
Putting aside any opinions of whether or not Rodgers, the 4-3-3, Joe Allen and all the rest of it is the right way to go for Liverpool, it's clear fans accept that the club is treading this path, and as such, are expecting to see where it takes them over the course of at least a two-year period.
Here, then, are five things that the Reds can do this season without compromising their shorter-term objectives—but which will also help to continue building and benefit them for next season and beyond.