Paul Tomkins, Andrew Beasley, Daniel Rhodes, Chris Rowland and several other TTT regulars will give their thoughts for 24 hours after the game, and we’ll have all the post-match statistics too.
A game of, er, three halves. Liverpool could have scored about seven in a combination of the first half and the final ten minutes, but didn’t have a single shot in the 35 minutes in between. As such, a great result, but a very mixed display.
The first half was electric, with Benfica dangerous on the break but the Reds pummelling them for most of the 45, with 12 shots, six on target – the best half the Reds have played in ages.
Then it felt like they switched off at half-time, job done, ready for Man City. This may be the pattern of a crazy April: energy conservation, within games. But not as sloppily as this from minutes 45-80. Once Benfica scored, Liverpool clearly went up a gear or two, although by then, so had the home team and the crowd.
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