Benfica host Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie tonight, with the hosts hoping to pull off a consecutive smash and grab against another European heavyweight. Will the Reds get suckered in just the same or is the irresistible attack of the Prem’s most in-form team too hot handle? Follow our guide on how to watch a Benfica vs Liverpool live stream online wherever you are in the world.
The mercurial Adel Taarabt starts alongside Everton in the Eagles’ midfield, while talismanic striker Darwin Núñez is back in the XI after a brief rest. Trent Alexander-Arnold makes his return from injury for Liverpool, who keep Diogo Jota in reserve on the bench, starting Luis Díaz instead.
Benfica boss Nélson Veríssimo has got his side playing a similar brand of football to Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Their key weapon is high-speed counter-attacks led by the fleet-footed Rafa Silva, and considering how much trouble Watford gave Liverpool’s defence at the weekend, it could be an effective tool.
But it’s difficult to think of a more veteran central defensive partnership than Nicolás Otamendi and Jan Vertonghen, and of a more dynamic forward unit than Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Díaz, whose pace and trickery could give the Premier League old boys a torrid evening.
The most exciting month in the Champions League season starts right now. The Eagles stunned Ajax in the last round. Can they do the same to Liverpool? Here’s how to watch a Benfica vs Liverpool live stream today from anywhere in the world.
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How to watch Benfica vs Liverpool from outside your country
We’ve set out below all the ways you can watch tonight’s Champions League action in a number of countries around the world. However, if you’re away travelling for work or pleasure, you probably won’t be able to watch tonight’s match like you normally would at home.
That’s because of the pesky digital restriction known as geo-blocking, which prevents certain streaming services from being accessed beyond the region that they’re based in.
Help is at hand however if you run into this issue with the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage no matter where you are in the world.
Use a VPN for a Benfica vs Liverpool live stream from anywhere