Steven Gerrard isn't shy about what he expects from Liverpool this season, proclaiming that he's "not being unrealistic" by predicting that the club will be back in the Champions League after this season.
"It has got to come. We are Liverpool. We can’t finish eighth. We have got to put that right. We have got to take the criticism for underperforming last year. We can’t be doing post-match interviews saying ‘we should have got the points or we were not clinical enough’. We have got to be clinical. We have got to get the points we should get."
I suppose we'll find out soon enough, and this would obviously be terrific, but with where things stand right now--lack of depth nearly everywhere, missing a few key members early, difficult schedule to start--it's hard to see Liverpool making a solid push for the Champions League places.