Kenny Dalglish admits there is plenty of nervous tension inside the Liverpool camp as they ready themselves for an FA Cup final showdown with Chelsea.
He is of the opinion that a few nerves are a good thing, with it important for players to fully appreciate the importance and history of the occasion.
Dalglish claims even he is getting a few butterflies as he prepares to take Liverpool to Wembley for the third time this season and in search of their second piece of silverware.
He has never suffered defeat against Chelsea in 13 previous meetings as a manager, but the Scot considers such statistics to count for little in all-or-nothing encounters.
"It doesn't matter if you have never won or never lost, it makes no difference. It is what happens on the day what counts," he said.
"We got the results because we played well and deserved to win.
"Chelsea have a different manager and the results they are getting are more positive than they were in the earlier part of the season and it is a fantastic achievement for them to get into the Champions League final with two huge performances against Barcelona.
"We know what they are, we know how good they are - but I don't think we are too bad either on our day.
"I think everyone is nervous. The fans are nervous, the management, staff, owners, directors, everyone, but it is the same for both teams.
"If you are not nervous I think you have a bit of a problem."
Dalglish has also sought to play down talk suggesting Saturday's encounter could be a defining moment in the recent history of both sides.
"It is an achievement to get there and a greater achievement to win it," he said.
"It's always special when you win a game and somebody puts a bit of silverware in your hand afterwards.
"But I don't think it's a defining result for either club.
"They've got the cup final and they've got the Champions League coming up so they're fighting on three fronts (Chelsea are still challenging for the top four) to try to get success."