Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says his side deserve more for their excellent performances this season, but insists their must back up their claims with wins starting against Newcastle United on Friday.
With Luis Suarez set to serve a one-match ban against The Toon, Dalglish will turn to Andy Carroll, formerly of the north-east club, hoping to end the year on a high.
Carroll has been subject of criticism during his spell at Anfield, for not showing a more predatory touch in front of goal, goals that could have help propel The Reds into the top four.
"We want to move on and everybody wants the reward for the fantastic play they have produced," Dalglish said.
"We need to improve the goals for column so we'll continue to pursue that goal and I'm sure next year they will be better for the experience they have had this year.
"I think we deserve to be higher up the table than we are but you've got to earn that right and not talk about it - but to be fair they have done a lot of talking on the pitch for us.
"As long as we are in there somewhere, continue to do the right things and give ourselves a chance (come the end of the season) then we'll be happy with that."