The Catalan side, managed by Pep Guardiola at the time, beat Man United in the Champions League final in 2009 and 2011. The 31-year-old Barcelona forward is also the leading scorer in this season's competition with eight goals. The Portuguese worldwide has been labeled as ' Mr. Champions League' for his sensational display in the competition, where he has represented with three clubs now - Manchester United, Real Madrid and now, Juventus.
"So yes, we can go all the way but you've got to be lucky and good along the way".
The project, which aims to promote self-confidence through sport, dance and physical activity, is based in Manchester and Carrick said he is keen to give something back to the city that has been his home since joining United from Tottenham in 2006. Should Jurgen Klopp negotiate a home clean sheet win over Porto in the first leg, even better for their title odds.
This is the first season since 2009/10 that defending champions Real Madrid did not progress beyond the round of 16, which means there will be a new victor of the Champions League after Los Blancos won the past three consecutive finals.
If the reds go through they will face Barcelona or Man Utd in the semi final.
While they are by no means firing on all cylinders, Liverpool can take great confidence from the fact they have got through two tough fixtures which if they had lost would have seriously damaged their season.
Barcelona finished third in the website's list, while Juventus came fourth and Ajax were fifth.
Tottenham meanwhile saw off Bundesliga high-flyers Borussia Dortmund 4-0 over two legs, the damage being done with a 3-0 win at Wembley in the first match. "The boss [Sir Alex] is a massive influence on him, like he is with me". Such a run bears comparison with a memorable one he was involved in as a player, again in 1999.
Juventus or Ajax lie in wait for the winners in the semi-finals and Begiristain expects City to be there.
The final is scheduled for June 1 at the Metropolitano Stadium, the home of Atletico Madrid.
Twenty years on, he will be back in Barcelona for the second leg of the quarterfinal tie as Red Devils coach.