Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish insists there's a lot to be encouraged about from this season.

Dalglish believes there is enough encouragement in some of the team's displays, if not necessarily the results, to engender optimism for next season.

"There have been some positive things but there has been the disappointment of performances not being matched by results - but we will just carry on," he said.

"When you consider the season before when we were out of both cups in January and when I came in we were only four points away from relegation it's not been too bad.

"In the league they have not got what they deserved for their performance and in the cup ties we've only lost one so that's not bad."