Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina is confident the improvements made under manager Kenny Dalglish will continue to be made next season and that bodes well for his own future.
There has been much speculation about the Spain international, with reports suggesting he was likely to be next big star out of the door after compatriot Fernando Torres' departure to Chelsea in January.
It seemed an entirely possible outcome during the turbulent six-month tenure of Roy Hodgson. However, the remarkable turnaround under Dalglish, plus the renewed optimism provided by Fenway Sports Group's sanctioning of the signings of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez with the £50million proceeds of the Torres sale - and the promise of more to come - has given Reina a different perspective.
"I definitely could not see it (Europe) five or six months ago," said the keeper. "But we kept fighting and turned the situation around. Now we need to do more to be even higher.
"It is down to all of us. Kenny Dalglish, Steve Clarke (the coach appointed when Dalglish took over), Sammy Lee (assistant manager) and all the staff have done a great job from January onwards.
"I think we want to grow and we have to grow. The owners and the people in command of the `boat' see we have to bring in some players. We have to be right in those transfers and the players that we already have can be important for the new project. I'm very optimistic and I believe we are going to be better."