iverpool are on course for the Champions League semi-finals as they prepare to entertain Benfica at Anfield tonight.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lead the quarter-final tie 3-1 after goals from Ibrahima Konate, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz in Lisbon last week.
The Portuguese team can hope for a similarly tricky night for Liverpool that Inter Milan provided from a similar position in the last round, leading to the Reds scraping through by a single goal.
And Benfica have already shocked Barcelona and Ajax in this year’s competition – although this Liverpool team are something of a different proposition.
After Villarreal’s win in Munich on Tuesday, they await the winner of this tie.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s game…
Liverpool vs Benfica is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight, Wednesday April 13, 2022.
Anfield in Liverpool will host the match.
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be televised live on BT Sport 3, with coverage beginning at 7.15pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.
Live blog: You can also follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Klopp could rotate his lineup in between two key showdowns against Manchester City, with no injury concerns reported by the Reds ahead of the game.
“The next game has no influence on the lineup for tomorrow but the last game has,” Klopp told reporters at his pre-Benfica press conference on Tuesday. “Super intense schedule. No one injured as far as I know but we need to look at who is freshest.”
Lucas Verissimo and Rodrigo Pinho are missing for Benfica, who made several changes as they beat Belenenses at the weekend to keep their top players fresh for the game on Merseyside.
If the Reds rotate, Benfica will sniff a chance and could cause on-the-night issues just as Inter Milan did before them. But a completed comeback feels highly unlikely.
A 1-1 draw.
Liverpool wins: 7
Benfica wins: 4
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