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Firmino joins historic Liverpool group with 20th career Champions League goal

22:56 SAST 2022/04/13
Roberto Firmino Liverpool Benfica 2021-22
The Brazilian netted twice in the second half to achieve the milestone

Roberto Firmino became the fourth Liverpool player to score 20 goals in the Champions League when he struck twice on Wednesday in the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Benfica.

Firmino has joined Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Steven Gerrard as Reds players to reach that mark.

Liverpool drew 3-3 on Wednesday but defeated Benfica 6-4 on aggregate.

Firmino's goal milestone

How did Firmino's goals come about?

The forward first found the net in the 55th minute with a tap-in of a low Diogo Jota cross before volleying a Konstantinos Tsimikas free kick to effectively put away the tie.

What have Liverpool said about the match?

"The day we qualify for the Champions League semi-final and I'm not happy please come and knock me out," said Jurgen Klopp to BT Sport.

"We made seven changes. The situation was the last line had never played together and it was about details, staying 100% concentrated.

"It was not exactly what we wanted but it is absolutely not important because if we played the best game of the season tonight it wouldn't have made it more likely to get to the final. We are through and that's all that matters and I'm really happy."

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