At writing time, here is the latest form and team news from Liverpool and Benfica:
Liverpool Form and Team News
Klopp’s men secured an all-important away win in Portugal, marking their 18th win in 21 matches since the turn of the year and their fifth straight victory since losing to Inter in the Round of 16. January signing Luiz Diaz marked his return to Portugal with a goal and an assist as the Reds claimed a crucial away victory.
Liverpool kept 4 clean sheets in the five straight wins they have racked up since the setback against Inter, although that loss came at home. Mohammed Salah leads the scorers’ chart for the English club with 8 goals, although the Egyptian is presently enduring a barren spell in front of goal.
Liverpool do not have any injuries or suspensions at the moment, although a crunch clash with Manchester City on Sunday could change their injury status.
Benfica Form and Team News
After a disappointing loss to Liverpool in Lisbon, Benfica will return to league action on Saturday before their trip to Anfield. Two losses in a row ended a run of six wins and four draws in ten games, and the Portuguese outfit overcame Ajax over two legs in that period.
Benfica have only lost one away game in this season’s Champions League, and their most recent victory came against Ajax, winning 1-0 at the Amsterdam Arena. 22-year-old striker Darwin Nunez remains their top scorer in Europe with 5 goals.
For injuries and suspensions, Benfica will be without defender Lucas Verissimo alone for the trip to Anfield if no one picks up a knock in their late league clash on Saturday.