With just one game remaining in the Premier League, Manchester City are odds-on favourites to lift the title despite spending much of the past month in third spot.
The Citizens know that only a draw would be sufficient as a result of their superior goal difference, whereas Liverpool simply have to beat Newcastle United at Anfield to stand any chance of ending their 24-year top flight title drought.
Regardless of Sunday’s results, it has been a phenomenal season for the red half of Merseyside. Brendan Rodgers’ men have performed far beyond expectations, and the amount of Premier League goals they have scored - one shy of 100 – has seen them win the hearts of the neutrals.
Next season, the Reds will be hopeful of pushing on but will have to remain cautious as they bid to juggle a Premier League title challenge with the demands of Champions League football.
Uruguayan international Luis Suarez has been the main man on Merseyside this season, and the recently-named Player of the Year has stated what his team needs to improve next season.
“Of course, we will need a bigger, stronger squad. We have a really good, but a short squad. Everyone knows we have a good base, but we will need more players because we will be fighting in four competitions. Look at Manchester City, they have a very, very strong bench. That is so important," he said in quotes published by the Mirror.
Liverpool have used a total of 25 players at some point during this season’s Premier League campaign. However, beyond Liverpool’s most used XI, the next batch of names – Sakho, Agger, Toure, Allen, Cissokho, Victor Moses and Jose Enrique – perhaps lack the quality needed to take Liverpool to the next level.
The expected addition of Adam Lallana will help, but Liverpool still need more and Rodgers should be looking to bring in at least another three of four top-class players such as Dani Parejo, Tello and Javier Mascherano to beef up their squad.