Roberto Firmino became the fourth Liverpool player to score 20 goals in the Champions League when he scored a brace against Benfica in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday night.
The Brazilian joins current teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as well as club legend Steven Gerrard in the special group.
20 – Roberto Firmino (20) becomes 4th LFC A player who scored more than 20 times for the club in the European Cup / Champions League, after Mohamed Salah (33), Sadio Mane (22) and Steven Gerrard (21). Dazzler.
– OptaJoe (OptaJoe) April 13, 2022
Firmino scored the first low cross from Diogo Jota before firing in a Konstantinos Tsimikas free kick to put the Reds on the path to the semi-finals.
Although Liverpool panicked of late as the visitors scored twice to equalize 3-3 on the night, Jurgen Klopp’s side held on to lead 6-4 on aggregate.
Speaking after the match, a jubilant Jurgen Klopp could not hide his delight.
“And on the day when I didn’t make it into the Champions League semi-finals, something is really wrong. Maybe it’s the time to quit!”
Liverpool will now turn their attention to this week’s FA Cup match against Manchester City.