Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the history of international football. The club has a rich footballing heritage and has performed significantly well in recent times. LFC emerged victorious in the English Premier League a few seasons back.
This was one of the major accomplishments of the club. They failed to win the Premier League title for several years. LFC has also performed consistently well in the UEFA Champions League. This year has been no different. The boys under Jurgen Klopp are determined to make a mark this season.
They have played brilliantly throughout the league. The club brushed off their initial obstacles and reached the quarters with ease. The Reds faced off against Benfica in their quarter-final tie. The first leg went in favor of LFC.
They produced a solid performance and beat Benfica 3-1. However, their job was only half done. Most of the fans and experts stated that Liverpool will be cruising into the semis. However, that was not to be.
Benfica put up a tough fight and made LFC earn their semifinal spot. Let us learn more about the story in detail below.
Liverpool Advances Despite A Draw
Liverpool faced the tough task to brush aside Benfica in the second leg of their Uefa Champions League clash.
Benfica came out all guns blazing and almost snatched away a miraculous victory. They played brilliantly and scored three goals to make the LFC fans perspire with tension.
However, the joy was short-lived as the boys of Jurgen Klopp were up to the task.
Roberto Firmino scored twice along with Ibrahima Konate to seal the deal for LFC. Liverpool won 6-4 on aggregate.
The fans from either side stood up in unison and applauded the valiant effort of the Benfica players.