Securing a top four finish marks a crucial achievement for Liverpool but it is making this a regular occurrence and taking advantage of a place in Europe that Jamie Carragher has urged his former side to do.
The task ahead is the Reds consolidating their place as consistent top four contenders and continuing to make progressive movements under Jurgen Klopp.
A play-off game in August is all that stands between the club reaching the group stages of the Champions League and once again competing with Europe’s elite sides.
“It’s huge. We know it brings extra revenue, you hope it entices players who want to play Champions League football,” Carragher told LFCTV.
“We haven’t been in there too often of late, and it’s just something we have to be in now year in, year out.”
“It has to be the minimum requirement, as it was when we were playing.”
“It’s a lot tougher now to get in, a lot more competition to when I was playing, but it’s huge to get in and it can’t be a one-off like last time.”
The level of talent Klopp already has at his disposal and the spending power he has to bring in key signings this summer means there are no excuses for this team not being consistent Premier League title challengers and contenders for a place in Europe.
It is about taking that next major step up under a world class manager and moving Liverpool closer to becoming a dominant force in football once again.