Revealed: The record Liverpool set following victory over Benfica

Liverpool have set a club record after they dispatched Portuguese giants Benfica on Tuesday evening.

The two European powerhouses clashed at the Estadio da Luz in the first of two Champions League quarter-final ties.

It was the away outfit who were clear favourites ahead of the game and, when all was said and done in Lisbon, it was indeed Liverpool who came out on top.

Ibrahima Konate opened the scoring for the Reds 17 minutes in, heading home from an Andy Robertson corner:

Liverpool then doubled their lead less than 20 minutes later when Trent Alexander-Arnold played a sensational ball up the field to Luis Diaz who then found Sadio Mane before the African slotted into an almost open goal:

Benfica pulled one back four minutes into the second half in a large part due to Konate’s inability to clear the ball. But Luis Diaz then added the Merseysiders’ third with three minutes of normal time to play to kill the game, and potentially the tie, off.

Liverpool make history

As well as getting one foot in the semi-finals, Liverpool have also made history on Tuesday.

As per Opta, after picking up the win vs Benfica, Jurgen Klopp’s side have now won eight away games on the bounce in all competitions.

This is the first time they have achieved this feat in the history of the club:

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