After challenging for most of last season, the Reds fell away towards the end, finishing second to Manchester United but Kuyt believes that those experiences will hold them in good stead to achieve their goals.
"This team can be proud of itself and the way we played last season. We can hold our heads high.
"We can say that there were too many draws in the home games, but you have to learn from it because we are a young team.
"We have a sense now, a really strong belief, that we can go on and achieve what we want because the quality is there and the progress is there."