“We’ve done incredibly well and should be proud of it. Every team that started in the competition had an equal chance to win it, and only two teams can get to the final out of over 100 and here we are against a really good side!”

The 28-year-old was keen to stress that even though Liverpool have a shot at European glory, it’s only the start of their reconstruction under Klopp.

“It’s a never-ending story, a work in progress but we’re definitely heading in the right direction,” says Mignolet.

“We’ve already played the League Cup final, and unfortunately we lost that, but we recovered and now we’ve got the chance to win the Europa League. 

“But that’s only the beginning, then we have our first pre-season with the gaffer, where he can put his stamp more so on the group so we can prepare well to have a really good campaign.” 

At St. Jakob-Park on Wednesday though, the focus will solely be on adding another memorable European night to the Reds’ overflowing archive.

“When you play for Liverpool Football Club, who have won so many trophies both domestically and on the continent, you always have to believe that you can go all the way,” he says.

“And then you have to give everything when you have the chance to add to the history. That is what we will do.”