After yesterday’s defeat to Chelsea, there may have been some people writing off Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League this season, and that their bubble may well have burst.
But let's put things into perspective at just how far Liverpool have come in such a short space of time. After the years of finishing sixth, seventh and eighth, they are back in the Champions League next season, and right in the mix for the title going into May.
Not many people predicted Liverpool will get this far. Win the title or not, it could be a massive season in the history of the club.
Getting them back amongst Europe’s elite allows them to attract even more quality players and more spending power to compete.
Brendan Rodgers was handed a three year contract, at the end of this second season he has taken Liverpool incredibly far in such a short space of time.
Though it might not feel like it at the moment for the fans – and the club in general after yesterday’s result – but this season has been a significant achievement.
There are those who go by the mantra of Liverpool being a club that exists to win trophies, and failure to land the title, resulting in an empty trophy cabinet, means that the season has been a failure. It’s a logical point to make as well.
But Rodgers said after the game, yesterday: “We might not have got the result but we’ve seen over the course of the season what we’ve made great strides and we’ll continue to do that.”
Given that Liverpool have been in the thick of the title race this season, people seem to have forgotten that this side is very much a work in progress, with young players and a pretty thin squad.
There is still a long-term view at the club. They have made rapid progress and there is a will to make further improvements continuously – they’re not just going to stop.
They may well end up winning the league title this season, they may not. But regardless of the outcome, this Liverpool side is one that looks as if it can only get better.