The year 2012 has been an up-and-down one for Liverpool Football Club, with two domestic cup finals and a first trophy in six years being offset somewhat by another managerial casualty and more unconvincing work in the transfer market.
Of course it has been far from all doom and gloom, as some of the best bits of the year should remind fans.
2013 is fast approaching and Liverpool as a whole club need to look forward and ensure that every department is hell-bent on ensuring that this new year surpasses the one about to end, on and off the pitch.
Results haven't been as good as hoped for so far in the current league campaign—but Kopites still have plenty of reasons for optimism.
Here are eight good reasons why Reds' fans should expect good things from 2013.