Any expert guaranteeing success in the English Premier League is a brave man, a fool or under the employ of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Theoretically, creating a blueprint for footballing success is a simple one: find the talent, secure the talent, mold the talent. Although often repeated, it is seldom perfected.
Because where theory is sound, practice is flawed. Unexpected variables coupled with human error make almost every EPL manager’s drawing board a minefield.
With the old plans at Anfield either lost or altered beyond recognition, Brendan Rodgers spent the better part of 10 months making his own. The last 19 games of the season suggested that his blueprint was closer to completion than not.
But there is always more work that can be done. So what does the Northern Irishman have left to do to give his team the best chance at getting into the upper echelons of the EPL next season?
Here is a look at five things that could well give him and Liverpool every opportunity to crack the top four and get back into Europe.