Brendan Rodgers says Europe has not witnessed Liverpool at their best since his arrival at Anfield in the summer of 2012.
Rodgers led the Reds to the last 32 of the Europa League in 2012-13, before crashing out at the Champions League group stage this season during a difficult start to the season.
Since then however, Liverpool have rediscovered the sort of form that saw them challenge for the Premier League title last season, losing just once in their last 22 matches in all competitions.
And now the Northern Irishman believes Liverpool are ready to produce the same kind of form on the European stage.
“Certainly it wasn’t the real Liverpool earlier on in the season,” said the boss.
“I was obviously hopeful that we could still be in the Champions League at this stage but it’s not to be. We’re still in a very good competition, we’ll attack these games in this competition like we have those in the last few months.
“We’d put in two years of work building to get through to that stage and our objectives from me personally were very clear, we wanted to make the Champions League.
“Of course to arrive in there not having the team and the way of working to go and play that way, it was, it was frustrating.
“But it’s a great learning curve for us and I hope we can be in it for other years to come consistently and hopefully we can be a lot more stable and consistent with our performance.”