Liverpool 3-3 Benfica: Player ratings as rotated Reds seal spot in final four


Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League semi-final with an enthralling 3-3 draw with Benfica on Wednesday, securing a 6-4 win on aggregate.

Jurgen Klopp made seven changes to his lineup, benching heavy hitters Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago, Andy Robertson and Fabinho all benched ahead of this weekend’s clash with Manchester City.

Liverpool did their best to control the possession early on, but Benfica’s threat on the counter was clear. A run from the dangerous Darwin Nunez caused problems early on, before Everton’s shot from range wasn’t too far away from Alisson’s top corner.

Both Darwin Nunez and Everton threatened to open the scoring early on, but it was one of the Reds’ changes, Ibrahima Konate, who did the honours. The centre-back rose highest from a corner to do what he did last week and put Liverpool ahead after 20 minutes.

Nunez had the ball in the back of the net almost straight after with a delicious chip over Alisson, but VAR correctly ruled the goal out for offside.



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