This could well have gone to Ibrahima Konate, if not for the mistake and brief period of poor play at the start of the second half. The man of the match must however go to a player that was at times unplayable, and perhaps the man that has decided the tie.
Luis Diaz worked relentlessly, drove with a fierce intent, and was a constant out ball for Trent. A great piece of movement and assist for the second goal, and a brilliant run and finish to round of the scoring. His play is scintillating and Benfica simply couldn’t maintain his tenacity and desire to hurt them.
He’s sensational, and he simply has to start on Sunday. He could very soon be Liverpool’s most important attacking weapon.