Xabi Alonso admits Liverpool's league form this season hasn't been good enough.
"We lack that consistency that you need to be at the top of the table. We expected a lot this season - we only needed to improve our away form. We have done that but now we are lacking the home form we had a few seasons ago. That's something we are going to have to add."
Asked about the discrepancy between Liverpool's cup and league form, Alonso added: "It's a good story and a bad story, depending on which way you look at it. We have been brilliant in the cups: I have been here three seasons and each one has ended with a cup final as the last game. We have done things properly in the cups."