Liverpool fans would expect much more than an eighth-placed finish each and every time their team commences a Premier League season.
A campaign that began with so much hope under Brendan Rodgers, ended the same way with Jurgen Klopp at the helm, but there was somewhat of a grey area in the middle.
However, the playing style under Klopp has the Reds a much more competitive unit and at times, they are able to dominate opponents as evidenced by some of their bigger wins over the course of the season.
To offset that unlikelihood, a big-name striker is required after Christian Benteke generally struggled.
Defence is also the key with Mamadou Sakho's career now under threat and the chance of Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure both leaving. Copping 50 goals is probably not good enough for a title hopeful.
But expect it to be onwards and upwards under Klopp who has the full support of the entire city and is destined to achieve success on Merseyside.
LIVERPOOL'S TOP 3
SCORERS:Roberto Firmino 10, Christian Benteke 9, Philippe Coutino, Daniel Sturridge both 8
CLEAN SHEETS (leader): Simon Mignolet 11
YELLOW CARDS: James Milner, Emre Can both 9, Lucas Leiva 8
RED CARDS: Brad Smith, Philippe Coutinho, James Milner all 1
TRIBAL'S TOP BOY
Thanks for your support tonight & all season, Reds.
Safe journey home to those in Basel. pic.twitter.com/BiW5WnHQG8
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 18, 2016
Last home game last night Big thanks to all @LFC for your support this season #Anfield#ynwa#thanks#lfcpic.twitter.com/ad19xaiyn6
— Alberto Moreno Perez (@lfc18alberto) May 12, 2016
— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) May 18, 2016
So happy to be back out there today! Thanks everyone for your support over the the last 7 months pic.twitter.com/4DgGG5mbLH
— Danny Ings (@IngsDanny) May 15, 2016
FROM THE BOSS
“The team will be a different team, that is clear, and we will do something with transfers - that's sure.
“There were moments when we showed what we are capable of but to be consistent we need more time and they are quite young. Maybe one day we can say this is a decisive moment for Liverpool."
- Jurgen Klopp, after Europa League final, May 2016.
*Thanks to Opta
34 – Liverpool fielded 34 players in the Premier League this season, a record for them in the competition. Variety.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 16, 2016
2 - Jurgen Klopp is the first manager to lose two major finals in his debut season in England since Avram Grant in 2007/08. Yesterday.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 19, 2016