Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted the current squad is one with the quality he's always 'dreamt' of managing in his career.
The Reds, who currently have a two point lead over Manchester City at the summit of the Premier League, will put domestic matters to one side when they take on FC Porto in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at Anfield.
In a season that could end with winning two major trophies, Klopp is delighted to have challenged for silverware with the squad at his disposal - crediting their attitude above everything else.
As quoted by The Mirror, he said: "
"That is actually what I love, and we showed that especially in the Champions League very often."
It's the first time since 2009 that Liverpool have reached at least the quarter-final stage of the Champions League in consecutive seasons, with Klopp
He added: "
"For these decisive moments it is not that you are born a mentality monster. You grow as a group and you develop a mentality and that is what the boys did...they are like this now."
While the only blot on Klopp's Liverpool record during his tenure is his failure to win a trophy so far, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has called for everyone connected with the club to 'enjoy' the latter stages of the season.
He continued: "
"I want to be as successful as possible but I am a normal employee as well so I know the most important thing is that we need money for next year as well. That means we have to qualify for the Champions League. That is real pressure."
Source : 90min