Dirk Kuyt has revealed he is satisfied with Liverpool's progress this season and is happy with the level of quality in the squad.
Kenny Dalglish's side host Stoke on Sunday in the FA Cup quarter-final, with the Reds aiming for a domestic cup double.
With Liverpool looking set to miss out on Champions League qualification, trailing fourth placed Arsenal by 10 points, Kuyt still feels the season has been a success.
He told Liverpool FC TV: "We've made a great spell of progress. It's never easy when a lot of new players are coming into the club. You have to fit them into the team.
"But we have a quality group of players. Not just 11 players but a great squad. We beat (Manchester) United, we beat Arsenal, we have beaten Everton twice, but it's true we dropped too many points in other games and that's what we're trying to change."
The Holland international acknowledged his side have been unfortunate in front of goal, but has assured fans the players are trying their best.
The 31-year-old continued: "The only thing that we can say to the supporters is that we work every day, really hard in training and we try to win every game possible.
"I'm sure we will be okay in the future, we have just got to keep going on like this. Sometimes we have been a little unlucky. People are talking lots about us hitting the post (21 times) but that's behind us now - you have to look forward."