Ask any Liverpool fan for their thoughts on this season, and it will be hard to work out the overall response.
Brendan Rodgers’ first season in the Anfield hot seat will end without silverware, and a top four finish unlikely, with a twelve point gap to make up in the remaining ten games.
With the negatives out the way, the facts are that Liverpool have steadily improved as the season has gone on and have often played some very attractive football and recorded some impressive victories, which Rodgers insists will stand them in good stead for the future.
The January signings of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea, and Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan have both already added creativity and an attacking threat, despite the fact Luis Suarez has been nothing short of sensational for the duration of the campaign.
The next transfer window will be crucial for Liverpool (as it always seems to be) and will go a long way to determining how Rodgers ultimately fares at the club.
As he has mentioned on several occasions, Liverpool do not have the funds to compete with the other top clubs in the division, and will have to spend wisely spotting a few bargains along the way if they are to reach the success Rodgers has planned.
It never seems to be easy in the transfer market for Liverpool, so here we have put together a list of five potential plan B’s should their top targets fail to be acquired.