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Liverpool vs Benfica: Preview and Predicted Line-up 

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Liverpool is set to welcome Benfica in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday night. 

Despite having a tough time against Manchester City in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to come away with one point from the Etihad Stadium. Twice the Reds found themselves trailing and on both occasions, they managed to pull themselves back. 

Meanwhile, after failing to beat the Citizens in the title-deciding encounter, Liverpool is currently sitting second in the league with just one point behind the defending champions Manchester City. 

On the other hand, Benfica will be coming into this game after a brilliant victory against Belenenses SAD. Despite trailing the game, the Eagles managed to come away with all three points courtesy of a brilliant hat-trick from Darwin Nunez. 

Meanwhile, Liverpool has almost secured their place in the semi-final of the Champions League after winning the first leg by 3-1. It will be a daunting challenge for the visitors to win this game by two or more goals at Anfield. 

Liverpool’s recent form in all competitions: W-W-W-W-D

Benfica’s recent form in all competitions: W-W-L-L-W

Liverpool vs Benfica team news:

Liverpool is fortunate enough to come into this fixture without any major injury issues. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp will have a full squad to choose from in this encounter and this is quite impressive at this stage of the season. 

Liverpool’s predicted line-up against Benfica(4-3-3): 

Alisson; Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Konstantinos Tsimikas; Fabinho, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones; Luis Diaz, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah 

Benfica will be hoping that their star man Darwin Nunez will do something miraculous so that they can defeat mighty Liverpool against all odds. 

Benfica’s predicted line-up against Liverpool(4-2-3-1):

Odysseas Vlachodimos; Andre Almeida; Nicolas Otamendi, Jan Vertonghen, Alejandro Grimaldo; Julian Weigl, Adel Taarabt; Everton, Joao Mario, Diogo Gonsalves; Darwin Nunez 

Liverpool 2-0 Benfica 

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