Welcome to Benfica vs Liverpool
Liverpool, who are still struggling for an unprecedented quadruple on all fronts this season, travel to the Estadio Da Luz to take on a Benfica side who scrambled chances against Ajax in the last round.
Nelson Verissimo’s side defeated the Dutch champions 3-2 in two legs, with Darwin Nunez scoring a late 77th Minute winner in the Amsterdam Arena for a 1-0 win.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool defeated Inter Milan on aggregate in the round of 16, with the Italians clinching a surprise 1-0 win at Anfield in the second leg.
Benfica’s injury concerns are easing and Haris Seferovic has returned as a substitute against Sporting Braga.
Fellow striker Rodrigo Pinho is still absent, as is Lucas Verissimo, whose season appears to be over as he recovers from a cruciate ligament rupture.
Adel Taarabt is expected to return after missing the Braga game due to a hijacker problem but has since returned to training.
Nicolas Otamendi is one of seven Benfica players who would miss the second leg if booked tonight.
Despite Klopp previously claiming it would take Alexander-Arnold “weeks” to recover from his hamstring problem, he returned to the bench at the weekend and is available for selection.
Liverpool are expected to welcome back Curtis Jones, Joel Matip and Naby Keita in their matchday squad.
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