I would love to have played in a European Cup final during my time at Liverpool and the great First Division title winning team we had in the 1987/88 season would have had a real chance of winning the ultimate prize in club football were it not for the ban on English clubs denying us our chance to compete.
Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday's final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything.
Real's coach, the legendary Zinedine Zidane has pushed the frontiers further for the Spanish club.
But how do the omens look good ahead of the showpiece event?
11 - Real Madrid have the same starting XI as in the 2016-17 Champions League final; the first time that a team has started with the same 11 players in different European Cup/Champions League finals (excl. replays). A Champions League runner-up with Borussia Dortmund in 2013, he has been beaten in his last five in all competitions - a jinx stretching back to 2012.
Liverpool are wonderful to watch, score goals against anyone and have an X Factor all winning teams need, yet I know from personal experience that you can never predict what might happen in a final.
Victory over Juergen Klopp's side in Kiev will see them become the first team since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win the competition three years in a row. This club has it in its DNA that it can really go for the big things.
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Zidane, meanwhile, is on the brink of a third straight Champions League win as a coach.
"Any player who arrived at this club they want to play in these games, they want to be under this kind of pressure, they want to get trophies".
"As always in a final it is 50-50".
With many fans let down by tour operators and fans undertaking arduous over-land journeys to get to Ukraine, and paying extortionate rates for rooms, Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has claimed Kiev can not cope with such a big event.
"Religion is private how I understand it", Klopp said.
But some Liverpool supporters had made the journey, even without a ticket.