Steven Gerrard has been dreaming non-stop about lifting the Champions' League trophy and has vowed to bring European glory back to Anfield.
The Liverpool captain, who is also talking enthusiastically about life under manager Rafael Benitez next season, says it would be a "disaster" if Liverpool fail to beat AC Milan in the Ataturk Stadium here tonight.
Liverpool fans heard a very different opinion from their skipper in February. When asked then about his side's prospects in the competition, Gerrard was anything but buoyant.
"Let's be realistic," he said.
"There are some fantastic teams left in the Champions' League and we are just going to try to stay in as long as possible but we realise that maybe it's not our year."
While the midfielder tried to play down his remarks, they did little to quell the anxiety of Reds supporters worried their hero was ready to leave.
But now, with speculation rife of a two-year extension to his contract and £100,000-aweek awaiting, Gerrard's future appears to be pointing towards an extended stay.
He said: "I have been dreaming of lifting the trophy, don't worry about that. I haven't stopped thinking about it and it has been in my head 24/7.
"I want to bring that trophy back for all our fans, they have been with us right the way through and deserve it.
"The Champions' League has brought out the best in us, there is great belief and confidence among us all. We have beaten some fantastic teams and we now are really confident."
Gerrard is even planning a celebratory knees-up back in Huyton, similar to the style of former Liverpool skipper Phil Thompson who once famously took the Cup to his local pub and also had it on the counter of his DIY shop in the city.
Liverpool are quietly confident their star man - with two years left on his contract - will agree a two-year extension which will ensure him £20 million.
Gerrard said: "This game is not about Steven Gerrard, it's about Liverpool and that is all I am thinking about. I am not thinking about my future, that will be sorted out after the game as I have always stated. It's the biggest game of my life, and I have to concentrate on myself and make sure my team-mates are right because that is what I do as a captain.