Luis Suarez believes the Reds can take some positives from the number of times they have hit the woodwork in 2011-12 – but he is hoping for more luck in front of goal next season.
Kenny Dalglish's men have hit the frame of the goal 29 times so far this campaign, including Maxi Rodriguez's strike against the post in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton.
Next season our top scorer hopes some of those near-misses will become goals.
"When you shoot, you can look for the spaces between the posts and the goalkeeper," Suarez said when he was interviewed exclusively in this week's LFC magazine. "But instinctively, you usually aim for the corners, which means that there's a chance the ball might hit the post. I think we have hit the post more times than the crossbar.
"Sometimes this happens. As a striker, you can shoot from 25 yards and hit the post with a shot that is technically perfect. But you can also be looking the wrong way, the ball hits you on the knee and it goes in. The next minute, you score again and you're on a run.
"There is an element of luck. It would be more worrying if chances were not being created. Maybe next season, all the ones that hit the post and come out may go in."
The full Suarez interview, where he talks about his 'Playstation character' teammates, how he learned his skills and gaining strength from adversity, is in this week's LFC magazine.