Former Reds midfielder Jan Molby has been encouraged by the progress Liverpool have made under Brendan Rodgers and expects 'good' performances to be translated into results during the remainder of the campaign.
The Dane echoed calls for patience with the project Rodgers has undertaken at Anfield, explaining that reshaping of the playing squad may be required across several transfer windows.
"I'm firmly in the camp of those who believe that progress is being made," Molby told the Liverpool Echo.
"Of course we want to see more evidence of that as results don't quite reflect that. But in general performances have been good.
"We went into this season knowing that a lack of goals was always going to be a problem and so it has proved. Manchester United show you what firepower can do. They concede so many goals but they still win games because they score so many.
"We all knew this was a long-term project Rodgers took on and I expect Liverpool to improve in the second half of the season.
"The manager has always said it will take time and he's going to need another two or three transfer windows to get the squad the way he wants it."
The Reds have an opportunity to put the 3-1 defeat at Stoke behind them immediately when they travel south to take on QPR on Sunday - with the hosts rooted to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League.
"QPR are fighting for their lives. It might not even be 2013 yet but they are running out of games if they want to stay in the Premier League," continued the 49-year-old.
"If you win at Loftus Road, people will say 'big deal, you were expected to beat the bottom club'. And if you don't get the victory then it will be looked upon as a really bad result.
"They do have some ability and Harry Redknapp will have them fired up but they are down there for a reason."