Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he has no timetable to make the club league champions again but is confident if they maintain their current progress they will be on track.
Wednesday’s visit of Chelsea, the deposed Barclays Premier League title holders, pits two sides who would have expected to be challenging for the top this year but are instead in eighth and ninth respectively.
The German promised when he arrived in mid-October that he would win titles at Anfield but has set himself no time-limits on that and his only requirement is the team keeps on improving.
“I’m not too interested in when Chelsea can next win the title and I have no idea when we can but I promise we will try everything to build on the base of this season,” said Klopp, who is preparing for his 50th match in charge.
“We can get sixth position, it isn’t the biggest success in the history of Liverpool, but everyone interested in Liverpool can see the good signs and we will build on it.
“We have to improve and I am sure we will. A lot of things need to be perfect for a really good season.
“I’m really looking forward to next season, to pre-season, but this season we are still looking for what we can get.”