Lucas Leiva has hailed the impact Rafael Benitez has made on his fledgling Liverpool career.
The Brazilian believes that the Reds boss is the best manager in the world, with all the necessary qualities required to lead the club to future glory.
The midfielder was speaking ahead of Liverpool's crunch UEFA Champions League semi-final date with Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Lucas is unlikely to be handed a starting role against the Blues, but admits that he is just happy to be involved in the club's quest for European success.
"Benitez is the most knowledgably manager in the world, he continues to prove his qualities," he said.
"Hopefully we will now beat Chelsea to underline that and go the final again.
"There is a great confidence in the camp. The rotation has worked because now the manager has all his main players fit. It has been like this for a month or so, only (Daniel) Agger has been missed.
"I would love to play in this game because it will be fantastic for the club and fans. If I am asked to play I know I will give 100 per cent."
Lucas was also quick to praise the Reds' inspirational skipper Steven Gerrard for helping him to adapt to life at Anfield.
"I have enjoyed so much playing alongside Steven Gerrard. Every match, every training session, he shows what a wonderful player he is.
"I am learning so much from him. I am gaining so much experience playing alongside him, and I know he will score the goals that will send us through.
"The first leg will be very important, we must keep a clean sheet and that will give us confidence to go into the second leg in London."
He added: "I knew all about Liverpool's history before I arrived. I had played in big cup finals in South America against Boca Juniors but nothing as big as the European nights I have experienced at Liverpool.
"Liverpool has a beautiful history in the Champions League and I hope we can continue and go to another final. I watched the final last season on TV back home in Brazil, and knew I was joining the club.
"English football is totally different than in Brazil. it is physical, high tempo and you have no time to think. But I feel I have adapted to the English game and to English life, all I want now is to be involved in a Champions League final.
"I expect this semi-final to be a very English-style game and I believe we can win."