Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side still have plenty to play for this season, while he expects his team to improve next term.
Klopp is preparing his side for a visit from Chelsea on Wednesday evening, before the Reds round off their Premier League campaign at West Brom on Sunday and then take on Sevilla in the Europa League final next Wednesday.
And Klopp still has hopes of securing sixth, or even fifth place, in the league, while he expects to make greater progress next season, which will be his first full campaign in charge at Anfield.
He told reporters: “I promise we will try everything to build on the base of this season. We can get sixth position, it isn’t the biggest success in the history of Liverpool, but everyone can see the good signs and we will build on it.
“We have to improve and I am sure we will. I’m really looking forward to next season, to pre-season, but this season we are still looking for what we can get.”
Liverpool are 17/20 to defeat Chelsea on Wednesday evening and are 8/1 to beat the Blues by a 2-1 scoreline, while the Merseysiders are 3/4 to win the Europa League this season.
Meanwhile, Klopp is pleased with the progress being made by Jordan Henderson in his recovery from a knee ligament injury and says the midfielder could yet be available for the Europa League final against Sevilla.
The German added: “It is really good news on Hendo. We had to rest him with his injury for a long time and he could not do a lot.
“We tried everything to avoid surgery and the surgeon has said it is not necessary. He trained and it looks good. It was only passing and running but it’s looking good step-by-step.
“It’s only nine days until the final, so not sure about that, but 100 per cent he will be fit for the Euros. That’s good, but for our games we are not sure.”