In a sold-out Estadio da Luz for Champions League night, Benfica take on Liverpool for the first leg of the quarter-finals: between the hosts, Taarabt and gem Nuñez will start as starters; Klopp hasn’t yet cleared the doubt between Firmino and Diogo Jota in the center of the attack: Salah and Luis Diaz will line up alongside one of them. Below is the latest on the likely formations of both teams. Match live at 9 p.m. on Sky Sport Football and Sky Sport 253
The lights of the Champions League come back tonight. At the sold-out Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, they will take to the pitch Benfica And liverpool for the first leg of quarter-finals. The match kicks off at 9 p.m. and will be shown live on Sky Sport Football and Sky Sport 253.
Taarabt in midfield, Nuñez the only attacker: the probable of Benfica
Champions League, curiosities about the quarter-finals
Verissimo ranks the 4-2-3-1. There is in the door Vlachodimos. In defense, the former Fiorentina is present Gilberto on the right, while in the left lane there will be Grimaldo. In the middle, an experienced couple made up of Otamendi And Vertonghen. In front of the defense there will be Weigl and the former Milan Taarabt. On the trocar line, instead, owners begin Everton on the one hand, Rafa Silva on the other hand and Goncalo Ramos which will go around the tip Darwin Nunezperhaps the most anticipated man (click here to read his story).
Klopp: ‘Salah is taking care of the renewal, I’m happy’
Jurgen Klopp is counting on his 4-3-3 with Alisson in goal, back to four consisting of Alexandre-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk And Robertson. There will be in midfield Fabinhocaptain Henderson And Thiago Alcantarawhile the attack trident will consist of salah, Firmin And Luis Diaz. The only doubt for the Reds coach at the moment is in attack: at the moment Firmino is favored to start from the first minute on the hundredth of the trident, but Diogo Jota could change Klopp’s mind. Bench instead for Mané.
Likely formation of Liverpool (4-3-3):Alison; Alexandre-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago Alcantara; Salah, Firmino, Diaz. Coach: Klopp.