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Liverpool vs Benfica
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.

When Liverpool hosts Benfica at Anfield on Wednesday, they will be looking to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

The UEFA Champions League’s penultimate stage is approaching, with the remaining two second-leg quarter-final matches planned for Wednesday.

Liverpool will visit Benfica at Anfield, looking to build on their two-goal advantage and advance to the semi-finals.

Liverpool advanced to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after winning Group B ahead of Atletico Madrid and then edging Inter Milan in the Round of 16 by a single point.

Benfica, on the other hand, astonished everyone by finishing second in Group E and then defeating Ajax in the first knockout round.

Liverpool’s play in 2022 has been excellent, with the Reds just losing one game this season, a meaningless 1-0 loss to Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League first round.

Jurgen Klopp’s side head into Wednesday’s match fresh off a thrilling 2-2 draw against Manchester City.

Benfica, on the other hand, has been inconsistent recently, winning only five of their last ten games in all competitions.

Nelson Verissimo’s side, on the other hand, got back on track with a 3-1 win over Belenenses SAD this past weekend, with Darwin Nunez netting a match-winning hat-trick.

Liverpool won the first leg 3-1, with goals from Ibrahima Konate, Sadio Mane, and Luis Diaz, while Nunez scored the game-tying goal for Benfica.

The Hard Tackle examines the matchup before of the most recent meeting between the two teams.

Liverpool vs Benfica Head to head :

  • Liverpool lead the overall h2h against Benfica with 7 wins as against 4 losses.
  • The record in the knockout rounds of UEFA competitions remains 4-1 in favor of the Reds.
  • The team currently managed by Jurgen Klopp have an excellent home record against Portuguese teams having won 8 of the 12 so far while registering 3 wins and 1 draws.
  • Meanwhile, Benfica lost in 12 of their 18 visits to English soil while managing 4 wins and 2 draws.

Liverpool vs Benfica Prediction :

In the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Benfica, Liverpool may be in a comfortable position.

The visitors, on the other hand, should not be dismissed, especially as Darwin Nunez is in top form.

The Uruguayan attacker will pose a huge threat once more, and he will almost certainly draw first blood to break the tie wide open.

Liverpool, on the other hand, should be able to put the game to bed with plenty of time remaining, securing their spot in the Champions League semi-finals with a comfortable aggregate victory.

Liverpool vs Benfica Team News :

Despite their grueling schedule, Jurgen Klopp is working with a completely healthy squad at the moment, with Fabinho’s head injury in the first leg not significant enough to keep him out of the match against Man City.

Due to Klopp’s plenty of choices, Takumi Minamino, Harvey Elliott, Divock Origi, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all left out of the team for Sunday, and Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota would miss the first leg of the semi-final if booked here.

With both players starting – and scoring – at the Etihad, Klopp may opt to reintroduce Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz into the starting lineup alongside Mohamed Salah, who needs one more goal to surpass Steven Gerrard as Liverpool’s all-time Champions League goalscorer with 15.

Benfica is also working with the majority of its big-hitters, with the exception of cruciate ligament casualty Lucas Verissimo, who, along with striker Rodrigo Pinho, is out for the long term, and Rafa Silva.

Following a domestic ban, the Benfica manager will have Jan Vertonghen back at his disposal, and the ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender should reclaim his proper place in defense alongside Nicolas Otamendi.

Verissimo should recall Gilberto, Alex Grimaldo, Julian Weigl, and Goncalo Ramos to the first XI at Anfield after resting several of his experienced players over the weekend.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Diaz

Benfica possible starting lineup:

Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Vertonghen, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Goncalves, Weigl, Taarabt, Everton; Ramos, Nunez