Slowly but surely, Liverpool are forging a playing style, a reputation and gathering momentum that is seeing them being held in high esteem by their peers and competitors.
Not the inconsistent, offensively mesmerizing but defensively inept side that plagued Jurgen Klopp and his men during his early days, the Reds are displaying a grit and maturity in their game not seen since the 70s and 80s.
They come up against a Porto side at the Estadio do Dragao, off the back of winning their last seven games in all competitions, with their most recent a 2-0 win over the Portuguese a week ago.
The troops from Merseyside know that a consummate performance in Portugal will lead to a dream semi-final with Messi and Barcelona.
“I like the Liverpool dynamics, their game model. I like the way they play with the ball and without it, it’s similar to how I see football,” said Sergio Conceicao.
“In my opinion, in a lot of these moments they are the best team in the world.”
Kind words from the opposition coach but no doubt he will want to be on the winning side come Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp and co. can take comfort from a growing list of admirers but know that they need to focus on the job at hand and keep on delivering results.
James Milner said it is great to be called the best but until we win trophies, only then can we be considered the best in the world.
The Reds know that by securing victories in their remaining fixtures the possibility to yield the double is very much alive.
Beat Porto, and you have the main star Lionel Messi, with a support cast of ex-alumni Suarez and Coutinho standing between you and consecutive Champions League Final appearances.
With the team riding a crest and the support of Liverpool County behind them, their momentum and winning streak may continue well until the end of the season.