As the 26 of May approaches, the fact descends onto my clattered mind: Liverpool are in the Champions League Final.
The days grow shorter and the number one club game in club football awaits Liverpool and Real Madrid, where ol’ big ears is the prize.
When the journey began, never in my wildest dreams could I have envisaged that My beloved football club would annihilate all in their path (bar the stubborn natives of Seville) and reach the Final in Kiev.
Jurgen Klopp, along with his backroom staff and his troops, have produced sublime, out-of-this-world football that have left the masses and Liverpool country gasping for air and oxygen tanks after every eye-pleasing move, and devastating counter attack.
The calibre of teams that have been swept aside by the mighty Reds is astounding and the deadly trio that are Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have set pulses racing and opposition managers running for cover.
Two consecutive top-four finishes have been yielded and Liverpool’s place among the aristocracy of Europe has been secured, with all taking notice and preparing for the onslaught that will follow next season.
For now, focus turns to the encounter with Los Blancos and ninety, possibly 120 minutes, and worst case scenario, a penalty shootout, awaiting the two behemoths of European football.
An established giant against a giant that has been awoken from its belated slumber, Kiev will feel the full force of the traveling Kop, their iconic songs and the legend that is Liverpool FC.
Come 21:45, local time in Kiev, the culmination of ten months’ hard work will result in an opportunity to etch the capital of Ukraine alongside Rome, Paris, London and Istanbul and create a new chapter in Liverpool’s illustrious history.
Cristiano Ronaldo and co. have the experience and the know-how, due to their appearances in three of the past four finals.
But they come up against a team that is hungry to add a first winners’ medal of any kind since 2012 and create their own slice of legend in the multiple tiered cake that has been untouched for decades.
Whisper it quietly or in any way that is an assault on the senses: Liverpool is in the Champions League Final and Kiev will be Red.