Liverpool toppled Manchester City again to reach the Champions League semi-finals.
After a 3-0 demolition job at Anfield, the Reds battled from going a goal down within two minutes to win 2-1 and go through 5-1 on aggregate.
Now, thoughts have turned to whether Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have enough to win Europe’s elite competition.
The Reds have famously won the European Cup five times, most recently in 2004-05 – when they played out the “Miracle of Istanbul” against AC Milan.
And there’s a little something about that season that suggests Liverpool could just make it six.
In 2004-05, the Reds lost 2-1 at Old Trafford with one player scoring both Manchester United goals and Liverpool’s consolation coming via an own goal – before going on to win the Champions League.
Fast forward to 2017-18, Liverpool lost 2-1 at Old Trafford, again with one player scoring both goals and notching their own through an own goal.
Now Klopp and Co are in Europe’s last-four, so could history be about to repeat itself?
Here’s how it all unfolded in 2004-05… and how it could play out this season.
ONLY a month into the new season and Liverpool were dealt an early blow when they lost away to Man United.
Mikael Silvestre was the unlikely hero as he scored twice, with John O’Shea’s strike mere consolation.
While Liverpool struggled to fifth in the Premier League, they embarked on the most incredible Champions League campaign.
Nearly knocked-out in the group-stage, but for a last-gasp Steven Gerrard wonderstrike against Olympiakos, Liverpool got their hands on “Old Big Ears”.
After beating Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus and Chelsea in the knockout stages, the Reds fell to 3-0 down at the hands of AC Milan in the final in Istanbul.
However, Rafa Benitez’s men clawed their way back to 3-3 before forcing the game to penalties… and the rest, as they say, is history.
BACK to the present day and Liverpool lost 2-1 to Man United at Old Trafford once more – this time in March.
Marcus Rashford scored two early goals to give United the lead, with Eric Bailly’s own goal Liverpool’s only consolation.
Eerily similar and bizarrely similar to 13 years ago, is it not?
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After storming to the top of their group, the Reds demolished Porto and Man City – and could now face Roma, Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Real Madrid or Juventus in the semis.
Can they go all the way to make it Champions League title No6? Fate suggests maybe, just maybe, they can.