Jurgen Klopp‘s men were in control of their quarter-final tie after winning 3-1 in Portugal, but they were made to work hard for their efforts.
Firmino (8.3) earned the best rating after the game, as he took his overall goal tally to 11 for the campaign.
The Brazilian can be criticised for sometimes being profligate in the final third, but he showed ruthlessness with both of his finishes.
The Echo‘s Ian Doyle felt Firmino “pressed fiercely” throughout at Anfield, also hailing his “fine volley” to make it 3-1.
Meanwhile, FotMob noted that the 30-year-old had a 100 percent shot accuracy, as well as making a total of three recoveries.
In second place was Tsimikas (8.1), who won the official UEFA Man of the Match. The left-back continues to show what an excellent deputy he is to Andy Robertson.
TIA’s James Nalton gave the Greek the Man of the Match award, saying he “would be a starter for most other teams in Europe on this form.”
Liverpool’s recent signing “caused Benfica all sorts of problems with his pace and directness,” according to Doyle, as his stock rises all the time.