Liverpool triumphed at Anfield as they eased past in form Benfica in imperious fashion. Goals from Dirk Kuyt and Lucas Leiva put Rafa’s men in a commanding lead at half-time.
Fernando Torres netted a third on the hour to cap off a fine night of European football for the Merseyside outfit. The win puts Rafa Benitez’s men in the final four of the Europa League where they will face the Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid.
Fernando Torres scored a fourth after Benfica’s Oscar Cardozo had given the Portuguese side hope.
Liverpool 1-0 Benfica (Kuyt)
Liverpool 2-0 Benfica (Lucas Leiva)
Liverpool 3-0 Benfica (Torres)
Liverpool 3-1 Benfica (Cardozo)
Liverpool 4-1 Benfica (Torres)