He thinks Liverpool can be back in the top four soon.
"We're not far away," he told reporters. "There will be some improvements in the summer to the squad and we believe we can then put in a better challenge for the top four next season.
"We know what our problem is and it's inconsistency.
"For the majority of the games [this season] we have played well enough to be higher up the league than we are, but when you look at performances like Southampton, Aston Villa at home, West Brom away, Arsenal at home; there are a handful of games there that this team hasn't turned up.
"That's the reason why we are sitting where we are in the table. But there have been some fantastic performances, ones that are well worth a top-four finish."