SUPERB, slick, stunning.
Just three words that could describe tonight's magnificent performance against Madrid.
So where did that come from?!
Well don't look at me - I don't know! I'm not complaining though.
After watching the first leg in Spain, I felt Madrid were there for the taking - but no-one could have predicted Liverpool dishing out the nine-times European champions' biggest ever hammering in Europe.
Everything that could go right, did go right. There wasn't a poor performance amongst the boys in Red.
And it was the perfect start. We were at their throats from the kick off and Real, the form team in Europe remember, couldn't cope.
The Reds were fast, inventive and Nando was on fire. Not many players do what he did to Cannavaro, even if he is now 35.
While Torres and Gerrard will rightly take the plaudits for their superb contributions, it was the periphal players' performances that also warmed the heart.
Ryan Babel, disappointment of the season so far, all of a sudden looked a player - he was prepared to take on the defenders at every opportunity and he delivered in the final third - including the perfect ball for Gerrard's latest picture-book goal.
Even Dossena popped up with the fourth and Jay Spearing (finally) got a run.
Notably, and not surprisingly for anyone who's watched the reserves or the youth team in the last few years, he didn't look out of his depth.
But the million-dollar question is - how can Liverpool perform so well against Real Madrid and so badly against Middlesbrough?
It was total extreme - from the worst performance of the season to the best - in 11 days.
I haven't got the answers - although I'd speculate that there's been a 'clear the air' meeting somewhere along the line because every single player was fired up for this game.
Mascherano, in particular, was like a man possessed, suddenly finding his shooting boots to use alongside his wrecking ball.
What a shame he'll miss the quarter-final first leg because of fussy refereeing - I'd have swapped keeping him for that dodgy penalty any day of the week!
Fact is though, Liverpool found the sweet spot tonight - if it wasn't for Iker Casillas Los Blancos could easily have shipped five, six or seven goals.
If there's a more perfect way to prepare for Manchester United away I'd like to know what it is - a win at OT might not win us the league - but it would put a huge smile on every Liverpool fan in the world - Come On You Reds!