Monchi sees Liverpool-Roma as a “battle within the battle between young and modern Coaches” Jurgen Klopp and Eusebio Di Francesco.
The first leg of the Champions League semi-final kicks off at Anfield tonight at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).
“After 34 years, Roma are back in the European semi-final and the first thing that comes to mind is those moments on that wonderful night at the Olimpico after beating Barcelona 3-0,” director of sport Monchi told Roma TV.
“I above all remember the joy of the fans and that repays us for all the hard work we put in over the year.
“This is also going to be a fascinating duel between Klopp and Di Francesco. These are two young and modern Coaches with clear ideas and a specific style of football that is well-defined. It’s like a little battle within the battle.”