Stewart Downing feels Liverpool can challenge for the title next season.

The midfielder is excited by manager Brendan Rodgers' team building.

He told liverpoolfc.com: "If we can keep the core of the squad together and the manager can add a few more, which is highly likely he will do, I think we've got a great chance next season.

"It was obviously going to take time [to adjust under Brendan Rodgers]. We're all enjoying playing in the way we do - the passing, moving and scoring goals - but I think we've also added steel to our team.

"We're hard to play against and not conceding that many goals, so I think the all-round picture at the moment is looking very good."