So close they can almost taste it, Liverpool and AS Roma will be hoping it is their name etched on the Champions League trophy come the end of May. With only three games to go, anything is possible as the two sides look to write a new chapter in their storied histories on Tuesday.
Liverpool's reward for knocking out Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate is a two-legged tie against the Roma, with the second leg taking place at the Stadio Olimpico.
Liverpool fans may have been pleased to avoid European heavyweights Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the draw. However, Roma's incredible turnaround against Barcelona in the quarters proves that Roma fear will no one and confidence will be sky-high for the
Liverpool and Roma have met on five previous occasions, the most notable of which being the 1984 European Cup Final in Rome.
Liverpool took the lead in the 14th minute through Phil Neal, Roma then equalised on the stroke of half-time through Roberto Pruzzo.
The second half and extra time were played out goalless which resulted in penalties - the game is notable for being the first European Cup final to go to penalties.
Liverpool started on the back-foot in the shoot-out when Steve Nicol missed his penalty. However, Bruno Conti and Francesco Graziani failed for Roma, leaving Alan Kennady to convert the decisive spot kick in a 4-2 shoot-out victory.
The victory sealed Liverpool's fourth European Cup triumph in eight years - Liverpool would have to wait until 2005 for their fifth.
Mohamed Salah vs Aleksander Kolarov
Kolarov, signed for Roma last summer bringing to an end his seven-year stint in the Premier League and the former Manchester City man is experiencing somewhat of an Indian summer in his career.
The 32-year-old who was snapped up by Roma for just £4.5m has been an instant success, establishing himself as G
Jordan Henderson will be available again after missing Liverpool's second-leg tie against Manchester City through suspension. While full-back Joe Gomez has returned from injury and will likely feature on the bench.
Liverpool rested Firmino, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren and Chamberlain during their 2-2 draw with West Brom on Saturday and all four will likely start the game on Tuesday.
Roma will be boosted by the return to fitness of Diego Perotti, who returned to first-team action on the weekend after a three-week absence.
Kolarov, Alessandro Florenzi, Danielle De Rossi and Edin Dzeko were all rested in Roma's 3-0 victory over SPAL and all will be odds on to start the clash at Anfield.
Confirmed absentees for Liverpool are Emre Can, Joel Matip and Adam Lallana, while Roma will be without Ricky Karsdorp.
Roma have conceded 15 goals in 10 Champions League matches, which will excite Liverpool. However, the Giallorossi are yet to concede at the Stadio Olimpico in the competition, so Liverpool will hope to build a defendable lead going into the second leg.