Former Liverpool player and one of the heroes of the club's famous 2005 European triumph Luis Garcia believes victory in the competition this year would confirm Liverpool as England's most successful ever club - ahead of rivals Manchester United.
"The trio of Mane, Firmino and Salah were outnumbered but they were very clever with the way they did it with their body shape as they closed City players down, and their speed and acceleration".
However, it is testament to how far the German has revitalised a sleeping giant on the European stage that Liverpool's first appearance in the Champions League last four for a decade is met with such expectation.
Coutinho was cup-tied for this year's Champions League after he joined Barcelona from Liverpool, but his new club were surprisingly knocked out by Roma in the quarter-finals.
'I think Barca might have been thinking they were already through to the semis a few weeks ago.
For others it was a revealing insight into the inner workings at the Spanish capital by a well-sourced writer.
Alexander-Arnold added: "We are excited [about potentially reaching the final] but we can't too excited".
"He's still a good listener, and a good trainer".
"That is another reason why the fans should trust him - he knows what he is doing whether it be tactics, on the training ground or in the transfer market".
He told Liverpoolfc.com: "It is with great reluctance that we - as a team and club - prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Philippe Coutinho".
"Barcelona showed it last season against Paris Saint-Germain".
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"If someone said to us before the game: 'Would you be happy with a 5-2 result?', we would probably say yes".
His fluid 4-3-3 system has brought the best out of a prolific front three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, who have combined for 83 goals this season.
"And when we got past Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus, it was expected that Chelsea would beat us".
"So as we bid farewell to Philippe, we continue on our path of progress and development as we work towards our common goal of bringing trophies back to Anfield".
His form this season has led to suggestions that Bayern Munich could look to sign the forward, while Real Madrid have also been touted as potential suitors.
The Brazilian playmaker left in January after securing his dream move to Barcelona.
'We have to work again in Rome - that is no problem. There are no current squad members with experience at the position. What I learned tonight is that we can win the second leg too.