Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish offered a positive appraisal of his first full season back in charge after his side picked up just a sixth home win of the league season by hammering Chelsea 4-1 on Tuesday night.
The Reds have underperformed in the league, with the win only enough to take them eighth with a game to go, but have won the Carling Cup and finished runners-up in the FA Cup - losing the final to the Blues on Saturday.
Three days later an own-goal from Michael Essien added to efforts from Jordan Henderson, Daniel Agger and Jonjo Shelvey to hand the Reds three points, with only a Ramires goal for consolation.
Dalglish preferred to accentuate the good things rather than discuss where the side had gone wrong in their previous disappointments at home.
"We've got a bit of silverware back in the cupboard after six years, we're back in Europe at the first time of asking, we were near to winning the FA Cup final. Not a bad first season," he said.
"They (the players) understand better than everyone (the club's expectations) and they're probably more educated than most of those people (critics).
"I think the players will be happy to finish on a high at Anfield. That performance was on a par with a lot of other performances where we've not had the result. Tonight we got that.
"For us it was a satisfying evening. Hopefully the supporters go away feeling very happy. Hopefully the boys have put a wee smile on their faces."