Now, despite selling their best player this summer, Liverpool are looking to go one better and win the Premier League title.
They also have those magical European nights at Anfield to look forward to and add a shine to their season, not to mention provide an injection of cash and an incentive for potential transfer targets.
Pre-season has gone well and fans are getting excited once again.
With that in mind, here are five things Liverpool fans can expect this season.
To get carried away… again
In fact it has already started. After managing to beat Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund during pre-season, Liverpool fans are rolling out the old ‘it is our year…’ yet again.
Well by now you might have thought they would have learnt – it is never their year. Still being in the title race come the end of March last season was enough for ‘that’ speech and the cringe worthy end to the season and expect nothing less this term.
The players may have learnt their lesson, but if pre-season comments are anything to go by, the fans most certainly have not.
Who will probably be sold this time next summer.
The boy has some outrageous tricks in his bag but the question of if he can carry a team for the entire season in five separate competitions lingers on.
That being said, Coutinho is a joy to watch and if he stays fit and manages to carry his pre-season form through to the first half of the season, his name will not only be linked with top awards, but also top clubs when the January transfer window opens.
When you use Southampton as your feeder club, yet sell your best player to Barcelona, good things probably aren’t going to happen.
Not only has Brendan Rodgers spent a huge amount of money, but the players he has brought in are hardly massive names.
The links with Radamel Falcao and Karim Benzema were there, but nothing has materialised. Promises of a big name player to replace Luis Saurez were made but have they been filled? That would be a no.
In Rodgers’ defence, it is hard to sign a world class star when they all turn you down. Well fear not, there is always Ricky Lambert.
To struggle with the increased amount of fixtures
That is until they crash out of Europe due to the impossible Manchester City type group they will be drawn in.
Liverpool benefited massively from having far fewer fixtures than their rivals last season – and that will not be the case this time around.
With increased fixtures comes injuries, dips in form and suspensions – not to mention fatigue – and Liverpool have this all to look forward to.
Sides all around them are strengthening and if anyone thinks Manchester United will not be serious top four contenders this season, they are deluded.
Not only have they got a top class manager but they are recruiting to boot – and only have the domestic fixtures to worry about. Essentially they will enjoy the six days to prepare much like the Reds did last term.
Arsenal are on a serious roll and both Chelsea and Manchester City mean business as well.
Even Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have made changes, meaning a seven way fight for the top four is more than plausible.
Liverpool fans. What do you think this season has in store for you? Will you go one better than last season or is it all down hill from here? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @LaFootyettes.