Alisson warns Liverpool against underrating Benfica

Alisson warns Liverpool against underrating Benfica

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has warned his side against underestimating Benfica in their tonights' Champions League duel.

The Reds go into the game with a healthy 3-1 lead picked from the first leg in Portugal but Alisson believes their opponents still possess a threat that shouldn't be taken lightly.

"Benfica is the biggest challenge, they are a really good side, they showed that in the first game. We scored two goals and sometimes people from outside can say, 'OK, now the game will be easy' but we know that 2-0 is a difficult score because you only concede once, and then it's game on again.

"They did that and it was really game on, they had opportunities. But we could score the third goal, that was really good for us, it's a good advantage for the next match. But we have our feet on the ground and we are really focused on making the result tomorrow to be qualified," Alisson said. 

He added on the first leg: "It was a tough game. They have quick strikers, they have a strong striker as a No.9. I know Everton as well from Brazil – I know his qualities, how good he is.

"They gave us a lot of work to do, but we are ready to face them, we are ready and prepared to face that match and to achieve our goals."

With defending Champions Chelsea out, Liverpool will be flying the English flag as they aim to win a quadruple this season.

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