Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has vowed to make the club title contenders again next season after failing to live up to the challenge again this time around, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Reds travel to Hull on Tuesday night, marking the 25th anniversary since their 18th, and last, league title, and Rodgers is already making plans for next season.
Rodgers is still clinging on to a valuable fourth place spot, and despite there being no promises that they will claim the final Champions League place, Rodgers insists that next season they will be back to their best and challenging for the top honour.
“When I came in here it was a long way off. The club was eighth and you’d never have even talked about it,” he said.
“It’s a mark of how the club has moved forward that there’s such disappointment we weren’t challenging this year.
“Of course it’s been disappointing not to have had a challenge. But we have great hope we can really push on again. I have absolutely no doubt it will happen.”
Liverpool take on Hull after the game was initially postponed due to their FA Cup run that saw them crash out at the semi-final stage to Aston Villa, and it has become a must win if they are to catch up to nearest rivals Manchester United.