But two days later Lazio - who took a 4-2 lead into the second leg of the Europa League game against Salzburg - to crash 6-5 on aggregate.
And, as you can imagine, fans of the Scouse outfit had the same reaction to the draw - that they're going to go on and win it.
Real Madrid are, meanwhile, hoping to add to their 12 trophies and win the Champions League for the third year in a row.
The first legs will be played on Tuesday, 24 April, and Wednesday, 25 April, while the return fixtures will take place on 1 and 2 May.
A Champions League final for Bayern would be a fitting end to the career of coach Jupp Heynckes, whose last game after his first retirement was the 2013 final. Nicol replaced Craig Jonhston in the 72nd minute, while Michael Robinson was sent on for Kenny Dalglish after 94 minutes. An early Jari Litmanen penalty and a second-half header from Emile Heskey were enough to give the English side victory over Roma.
This year, there will be plenty of focus on James Rodriguez, the Colombian star sent on loan from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich this summer for two seasons and a bargain-rate discount for a permanent purchase.
"They obviously didn't see both games against Barcelona". With plenty of markets to choose from, don't waste your time and join the action. This, if anything, is what should worry Liverpool fans most-that they're about to face a side that can ride the support of their home crowd at the Stadio Olimpico just as Liverpool can at Anfield.
The Liverpool-Roma tie pits Mohamed Salah, who has scored 39 goals in all competitions already this season, against his former club. Their first meeting was in the 1983/84 European Cup final where Roma hosted Liverpool in Rome, Italy. But remember, Liverpool are coming off their own impressive quarterfinal-a drubbing of soon-to-be Premier League champions Manchester City.
Salah soon responded and everybody applauded the gesture, but all of those feelings will surely be put aside when the teams do battle. And Roma are the clear outsiders - though that Barcelona win was no fluke.