Player ratings as rotated Reds seal spot in final four

Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League semi-final with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Benfica on Wednesday, securing a 6-4 aggregate win.

Jurgen Klopp made seven changes to his line-up, benching heavy hitters Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago, Andy Robertson and Fabinho ahead of this weekend’s clash with Manchester City. .

Liverpool did their best to control possession from the start, but Benfica’s threat on the counter was clear. A run by the dangerous Darwin Nunez caused problems early on, before Everton’s shot from distance failed to stray too far from Alisson’s top corner.

Both Darwin Nunez and Everton threatened to open the scoring early on, but it was one of the Reds’ replacements, Ibrahima Konate, who did the honours. The centre-back rose high from a corner to do what he did last week and put Liverpool ahead after 20 minutes.

Nunez had the ball in the back of the net almost immediately afterwards with a delightful kick over Alisson, but VAR correctly ruled the goal out for offside.

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