Jurgen Klopp has “learned more about the Premier League than any other manager,” according to Phil Neville.
Klopp was appointed Liverpool manager in October 2015 and guided the Reds to eighth place in his first season.
They finished fourth in his first full campaign last year however, and are in the same position after 15 games in 2017/18.
Ryan Giggs feels they are not quite able to compete for the title, while Neville agrees that they are fighting for fourth.
“I can’t see them competing for the league until they have a top goalkeeper,” Giggs told Sky Sports’ The Debate. “Not many teams win the Premier League without a top goalkeeper and two top centre-halves, but the rest of the team is fantastic.
“They’re playing for fourth position,” said Neville. “I don’t see much movement in that top three. Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are pretty much fixed.
“Liverpool are looking to finish in fourth. It’s about consistency now for Jurgen Klopp, about finishing in the Champions League places.
“The more times they finish in the Champions League, the more money they’ll be able to invest in their defenders, in their team, in their squad.
“That’s what they’ll be looking for. I don’t think Liverpool are going to win the league, but I do see a massive improvement in what I saw last year this year.
“I see a bigger squad, rotation, better quality on the bench, and a manager that’s learned more about the Premier League than any other manager in the Premier League in terms of how to manage a season better.”