Four points from our remaining two games and Liverpool will finish on the same points as last season.
And considering that we play Chelsea on Wednesday, and conclude our Premier League campaign with a trip to West Bromwich Albion, a win and a draw would be a decent way to sign off, especially as we are likely to field a weakened and young side at The Hawthorns on the eve of the Europa League final.
On paper, that does not seem like progress, and our possible 62 points may only be enough for eighth in the final table. It was enough for sixth last year, and might yet be this year if other results go our way.
But this season far eclipses last season. It has not been about points, it has been about great moments, particularly in the Europa League – the type of moments which can shape great sides of the future.
Hopefully we can create another in Basel against Sevilla on May 18.
It has been about new hope and new heroes – Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, and the biggest of them all, Jurgen Klopp, who has helped reestablish the powerful bond between players and supporters.
We might finish on the same points as we did last season – we might finish on more, or even less. But there is much more reason to be optimistic heading into the summer than there was this time last year.
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