Jurgen Klopp admits he is living his long-held dream in managing a Liverpool side which can challenge for major honours.
A two-point lead at the top of the Premier League as they seek to win their first domestic title since 1990 and a Champions League quarter-final against Porto is an enviable position to be in.
Klopp said he is enjoying this season more than the last one, when they were blowing teams away with their high-intensity play and huge firepower which took them to the Champions League final.
And the reason is because he sees the progress which has been made and the potential which could be realised.
"When I was a young manager I was always dreaming of having a team of world-class players with the attitude of a proper challenger," said Klopp, whose side have already qualified for next season's Champions League by virtue of their league position.
"That is actually what I love, and we showed that especially in the Champions League very often.
"We all know what happens if the boys do win something. That changes everything.
"But in this moment we should not think about that. As a club, as a group, with all our supporters we should enjoy the situation because it is so different.