Liverpool fans react on Twitter as Reds qualify for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals following a 6-4 aggregate win over Benfica
The scoreline flattered Benfica to an extent but Liverpool booked their place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League following a 3-3 draw at home in the second leg of the last eight.
The Reds went into the game with a two-goal cushion courtesy of their 3-1 win in the first leg. Ibrahima Konate opened the scoring once again as he put Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead in the 21st minute. Liverpool had their chances but saw Benfica draw level thanks to Goncalo Ramos in the 31str minute.
Liverpool came out of the blocks in the second half, with a Roberto Firmino double all but guaranteeing them a spot in the last four. Late goals from Roman Yaremchuk and DEarwin Nunez did make things more interesting and flatter Benfica but it came too little and too late to make a difference.
Klopp made wholesale changes to his side on the night with several key players settling for a role on the bench. It is a testament to the Reds’ strength in depth that they were able to see out the game against admittedly spirited opposition.
Liverpool will now face Villarreal in the semifinals as they look to qualify for a third UCL final under Klopp. Despite the scoreline, it was a job well done for Liverpool’s second string who proved themselves capable of the task.
We now take a look at how some fans reacted to the result on Twitter.
Liverpool fans react to 3-3 draw against Benfica in the Champions League quarter-final
A game and a team we’ve become so accustomed to but are just extraordinary. So consistent, so strong, so disciplined, so relentless. Champions League semi finalists again.— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) April 13, 2022
we learned that we can't play a high line without vvd robbo and trent— Jàmèš la? (@EplKurtan) April 13, 2022
Just one Liverpool match without a heart attack…that's all I ask.— Will (@lfc_arrow) April 13, 2022
Kostas Tsimikas was absolutely faultless tonight. Two assists as well. Exceptional.— Samuel (@SamueILFC) April 13, 2022
What a great game for the neutral!!that high line we play can drive you mad,when the opposition get it right!but nevertheless we’re in the semis and going for number 7 👍— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) April 13, 2022
My love for Bobby is endless..— Helena 🌱 (@hele74) April 13, 2022
And that Klopp song is wow
Well done lads! Now we go on and win the whole thing! Best team in the world. #YNWA— Tommie Vadàszi (@TommieVadaszi) April 13, 2022
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Our Defense wasn't the best today. Maybe reserves were made in preparations to face CITY, but that doesn't leave the fact that our back wasn't good today.— Anthony Tawiah🇬🇭 (@RivaldoAnthony2) April 13, 2022
Anyways, congrats into the Semis😊
Back where we belong. Quadruple still in play #YNWA— BONG Marley 🇯🇲🇻🇪🇬🇧 (@BredfruitBredda) April 13, 2022