They made us dream

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At the start of the season, for many Liverpool fans, the dream was to see our team get back in the Champions League. To see the great European nights return to Anfield.

The thought of another season without Champions League football was catastrophic.

It meant another summer struggling to sign top class players.

Another summer struggling to keep hold of our players.

Another season with one less trophy to win.

Another season of the club earning less money than other clubs at the top of the Premier League.

Falling further and further behind.

But for anyone who was worried at the start of the season, there really was no need.

Despite being in the most competitive league in the world, the team made light work of finishing in the top 4.

Even though they started the season without star player Luis Suarez, three one nil wins set the club on its way.

Over the coming months, us supporters started to get a feeling that this could be a special season.

Games were being won with the attacking football we Scousers have literally called out for.

We could no longer be accused of being a one-man team.

Yes Suarez was back.

And yes he was prolific.

But so was Danny Sturridge.

Sterling was looking like the player we hoped he would be when he burst onto the scene.

Gerrard was still pulling the strings.

And Henderson was finally living up to the potential that saw the club splash the cash on him.

So we started to dream.

Not of reaching the top four, but so much more.

Suddenly it was the New Year and we stopped dreaming.

We started believing.

Believing that our long wait for the title was finally over.

Then it was the last day of the season and we still had a chance.

We still had hope.

Unfortunately we just fell short of what would probably have been our greatest win ever.

But as disappointed as we are, we should be proud.

Proud of the manager for taking a small, youthful squad and turning them into a tight-knit team that genuinely challenged for the title.

Proud of the players for giving their all and coming so very close.

And proud of the fans for once again letting the team know how much this means to us.

The scenes in the final weeks when the coach arrived at Anfield were more amazing than Manchester City’s title parade.

Liverpool are setting the standard on and off the field.

So thank you Liverpool for a great season.

For making us dream.

And then making us believe.

We can’t wait to go again.