In the last campaign, Liverpool started off in one of the worst slumps in their history, only to turn things around and climb the standings for the majority of the second half of the season.
Many have speculated that, given more time, the Reds would have only kept climbing, considering that their record during that stretch was one of the most impressive in the league.
If the form that they demonstrated from February forward carries into the next season, then Liverpool can certainly be considered a contender for a top-four spot in the next campaign. But they'll have to clear a few key hurdles to make it so.
Last season, there were some matches that they lost that they should have won, some clubs who had their number who shouldn't have and some matches that they inexplicably won and will have to win again this time around.
These are 10 matches that Liverpool, if they hope to see Champions League football in 2012-13, will have to win.