Liverpool are facing just one final fixture in 2012—away to bottom-of-the-league QPR—before heading into the new year, it's time to take a look at the realistic expectations that should be placed on the club over the next 12 months.
With plenty of inconsistency to work through in both performances and results, individuals and the team in general, manager Brendan Rodgers has certainly got his work cut out to get the Reds improving and moving up the table.
It was always going to be a case of "slow and steady wins the race" as the Reds assigned their third new manager in three seasons to the task of turning around the club's fortunes, but 2013 is a year when there should be certain objectives reached nonetheless by the current incumbent.
Here are 10 very realistic goals for Liverpool to hit over the coming 12 months—if they start finding themselves falling short a year from now, more questions will be asked.
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