Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says whatever happens this season, he will feel justified over his approach.
Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday.
Rodgers said: "This season, however it finishes, will be a great victory for the model that we've chosen to work here, which is about player development.
"We look at each individual player, looking at the players within our system, within our structure at the Academy and the club; looking at the senior players, how we can find ways to extend their careers to make them better players.
"And, while the individual is improving, making sure that the collective team is the most important aspect of it all. Liverpool as a club is very much a development club - development for players and for people.
"It's a model that we feel will give us that sustainable success over a longer period."