And speaking to reporters after the game Howe explained how difficult it is to set a side up to counter their threat.
“Full credit to Liverpool. Comparing them to last season I think they’ve really improved and grown as a team,” he said.
“They’ve shown that throughout the season and of course in the Champions League.
“A very tough team to play against at the moment and in the first half we struggled to live with their pace, energy [and] intensity.
“We rode our luck at times in that first period and we were pleased to go in 1-0 down.
“Its not just the front three. They’re outstanding players with their mobility and pace.
“But also the midfield players, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wijnaldum did really well today and Henderson is an excellent player as well.
“They’re a difficult team to stop, with players everywhere, they’re playing with so much confidence at the moment and we found it a challenge to keep them at bay.”
Klopp has stressed that there was no easy draw in the final four, but Howe believes the momentum Liverpool have generated should ensure them as favourites to lift a sixth European Cup.
“Without a doubt I think they can [win it]. They’re obviously one of four teams who can win the competition,” he continued.
“They’ve just beaten Manchester City, I think they should go into every game at the moment thinking they can [win].”