While their Premier League counterparts face difficult quarter-final matches against Spanish teams, Liverpool has been handed a more straightforward European tie. Benfica are the surprise quarter-finalists in this season's competition, having eliminated a tough Ajax side in the previous round.
While this isn't a cakewalk for the Reds, it's a welcome break from their two games with Benfica, as they face Man City in between. Jurgen Klopp's side will need all the help they can get as they continue their quadruple drive in what promises to be a tense conclusion to the season.
Despite two crushing defeats to Bayern, Benfica made it out of their group. They conceded nine goals in two defeats to the German heavyweights, although Barcelona's disastrous collapse under Roland Koeman aided the Eagles' progress to the last 16.
Benfica then stunned Ajax in the last round, although they have failed to excite so far in the competition. This season, the Portuguese team has averaged 40% possession in the Champions League, which is the fourth-lowest in the competition and the lowest among the remaining eight teams.
Liverpool has won 15 of their previous 17 games, including seven of their last eight in Europe this season. They've scored at least twice in each of those victories, and Mohamed Salah's outstanding form should help them win again.