Liverpool have one foot within the Champions League semi-finals after beating Benfica 3-1 on Tuesday night time – and Gary Lineker was blown away by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz.
The Reds took the lead in Lisbon as Ibrahima Konate powered in a header from a first-half nook, with Sadio Mane added a second.
Alexander-Arnold’s gorgeous cross allowed Diaz to move throughout for Mane to attain.
Darwin Nunez pulled one again for Benfica however Liverpool restored their two-goal lead with Diaz racing away to attain.
Having coasted by way of the primary leg, Liverpool will now be assured of seeing off the job at Anfield.
The affect of Diaz has been astonishing. Signed from Porto in January, the Colombian has shortly develop into a Premier League star.
Some gamers like Fabinho and Andrew Robertson have taken time to settle into Jurgen Klopp’s type. Not Diaz.
A continuing menace within the remaining third, Diaz has been the proper complement to Liverpool’s assault and the sky appears to be the restrict for him.
A purpose on Diaz’s return to Portugal wasn’t an enormous shock, and neither was the efficiency of Alexander-Arnold.
Liverpool have been boosted by the return of Alexander-Arnold, who was solely on the bench in opposition to Watford on the weekend.
Alexander-Arnold’s passing was ridiculous as ever, having the ability to fully dissect the Benfica defence with one cross.
That occurred on a number of events, with Alexander-Arnold but once more proving to be Liverpool’s artistic power even from proper again.
The efficiency of each Alexander-Arnold and Diaz attracted reward from pundit Lineker, who was merely blown away.
Lineker praised a ‘superb goal’ from Diaz, remarking at what a signing he has been for Liverpool.
Lineker was simply as impressed with Alexander-Arnold’s gorgeous cross for Mane’s purpose, hailing each gamers.
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