In the midst of the Luis Suarez racism row, which currently surrounds Liverpool Football Club, I though I might try and take a bit of the edge off things by taking a look at the year ahead, which promises to be an even better year than the current one.
In 2011, Liverpool Football Club has witnessed the return of The King, the departure of The Kid and the arrival of a maverick genius who promises to electrify us for years to come.
We have also been witness to a big improvement in terms of performance and quality of play, even if the results haven't always reflected it. There are signs of promise at Anfield that have not been seen in a number of years. The future certainly looks bright.
It hasn't all been good, though. Injuries to Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva, coupled with the disappointments that have been Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing, have meant that Liverpool haven't reached the heights that fans had hoped they would.
In 2012, we can only hope that we see more of the good stuff and less of the bad. We can't read the future, but we can have hopes and dreams. With that in mind, here's 10 bold predictions for the twelve months that lie ahead.
I hope you enjoy.