Liverpool booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night without alarm after a goalless draw with Porto.
Taking a 5-0 lead into the second-leg at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp‘s side were untroubled after running riot in Portugal last month.
Owen Hargreaves believes the Reds are hitting the right notes at the right time as the business end of the season approaches.
The Reds have the opportunity to overtake Manchester United and move second in the Premier League when they meet at Old Trafford on Saturday.
‘They’ve built a terrific foundation’, Hargreaves told BT Sport after the game.
‘I don’t think anyone will want to face Liverpool with the attack they have. The balance of the team is great. Now they have to finish the season strong.
‘Can they finish second in the Premier League? Can they get into a semi final? If they can find a way to do that I think it will be a very successful season for Jurgen Klopp.
‘And this team seems like it’s peaking at the right time.’
Sadio Mane had two chances to score as Liverpool were held to a stalemate by Porto
Michael Owen believes the Reds would not fear meeting Manchester City in quarter-finals
Michael Owen warned Liverpool to be wary of the usual European heavyweights, but believes they would prove a match for runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Asked who Liverpool would fear he replied: ‘Real Madrid probably, Barcelona, you wouldn’t fancy them. Bayern Munich. Normal suspects I would guess.
‘You wouldn’t fancy City, then again Liverpool beat them 4-3 at Anfield not long ago and that flattered City. If they drew City they wouldn’t be quaking in their boots.’
Jurgen Klopp could afford to start Mohamed Salah from the bench in Anfield second-leg