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Liverpool to Host Benfica in UEFA Champions League

Wed 13 Apr 2022 | 01:00 PM
Mohamed Helba

Liverpool will host on Wednesday Benfica in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League with both teams looking for booking a ticket in the semi-final.

The match will kick off at 22:00 CLT.

What is the team news?

Striker Rodrigo Pinho and defender Lucas Verissimo will both miss the game for Benfica - while Adel Taarabt is a doubt after missing the clash against Braga. But former Premier League players Nicolas Otamendi and Jan Vertonghen are expected to start.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to return for Klopp’s side after missing the win over Watford on Saturday. Curtis Jones and Joe Matip are set to be available, but Naby Keita remains a doubt. The rest of the Liverpool squad are all fit and ready for the game.

What happened in the first leg?


Liverpool were, at times, at their ruthless, devastating best. Ibrahima Konaté's header – his first goal for the club – set them on their way, with Sadio Mané tapping in to make it 2-0 after Luis Díaz had met Trent Alexander-Arnold's raking pass with a cushioned header. Though Darwin Núñez pounced to halve the Reds' lead, Díaz applied a cool finish late on to put the Premier League side firmly in charge of the tie.