Kwiatkowski decided to skip the cobbled Classics this year in favour of the Ardennes, having attempted to do both in 2016, and he believes that choice has paid off.
He added: “The Tour of Flanders is one of the races that I would love to put on my palmares but every year I’m thinking about being in the best shape possible for Liege-Bastogne-Liege. I know how difficult it is.
"I think it’s possible to win them both, but I was so upset last year with my results and condition in the Ardennes after racing the cobbled Classics, so we went back to my old race programme.
“Winning Liege is amazing for a cyclist and I believe one day I can do it. I believe it suits me better than the Tour of Flanders. That’s why I want it so much.”
The Pole is one of the bookies' favourites, but he believes Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) is the man to beat, after the experienced Spaniard won Flèche Wallonne for the fifth time on Wednesday.
But, as he explains, he doesn’t think he’s unbeatable: "I performed well in Amstel and Flèche and I feel in good shape, ready to have a good race. Let’s hope I’m not in the position where everybody looks at me. It’s up to Valverde, who’s in the shape of his life, he’s flying, so it’s up to him to take control of the race.
"When you want to win the race you have to do your own thing and attack when it’s the best moment for you, not wait for Alejandro’s acceleration. Let’s take the lesson from Wednesday’s race and try to use our abilities more, not wait for him and what he’s going to do. He’s the biggest favourite, but let’s try to use our strength."