- 2 Mar 12, 01:30 PM
If at the beginning of this first full season of the second coming of Kenny Dalglish at Anfield you had asked Liverpool fans whether they would take a trophy and European qualification, I fancy most would have reckoned on that being a very decent outcome.
Now, what will the rest of the season hold?
In some ways, Liverpool are at a crossroads. The FA Cup is a very enticing prospect, with a home quarter final against Stoke City, no Manchester United, Manchester City or Arsenal in their way - and no guarantee that Chelsea will make the last eight either.
But a return to the Champions League would be the most significant achievement of all.