• Sadio Mane has netted 15 goals for Liverpool this season
  • Liverpool will next take on Man City in the league Sunday
  • The Reds' return leg in UCL is at Anfield next week

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool FC clinched several records in their 3-1 win over Benfica in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

Ibrahima Konate and Sadio Mane put Liverpool 2-0 up at half-time, before Benfica forward Darwin Nunez reduced the deficit in the second half. Luis Diaz, who moved to Liverpool from Porto – arch-rivals of Benfica in Portuguese top-flight league – netted the third for Klopp's side to restore their two-goal advantage.

The win in Portugal was Liverpool's fifth straight away victory in the 2021-21 Champions League. It is only the second time Liverpool have achieved the milestone in Europe, having done that previously under former manager Joe Fagan between 1983 and 1984, according to Liverpool's official website.

The Reds have also bagged another record by the half-time interval, having made it 19 games in a row, across all competitions, without conceding a first-half goal.

Klopp's Liverpool also secured an eighth consecutive away win in all competitions for the first time in the club's history, according to Opta Joe.

Diaz, who joined Liverpool during the 2022 January transfer window, has netted three goals and provided an assist in 13 competitive appearances for Klopp and Co. His third goal and the 13th assist came against Benfica on Tuesday. He set up Mane's goal to double Liverpool's lead.

Senegal forward Mane now has scored 15 goals this season, apart from setting up two other goals. Out of those 15 goals, 12 have come in the Premier League and three in the European top competition.

In a post-match interview, Mane made it clear that the team's win made him happier than his name coming on the goal sheet.

"Like I always say, the team is winning – that's more important [than me scoring]. I scored a goal today, I'm happy but more important were the goals we scored. We're waiting for the next game and to get the job done at home. A great start [to the week]. We can't expect better than that and it will help us to prepare for the next game," Mane said in an interview with BT Sport, according to Liverpool's website.

Luis Diaz scored his team's third goal in Liverpool's 3-1 win away at Benfica on Tuesday.
Luis Diaz scored his team's third goal in Liverpool's 3-1 win away at Benfica on Tuesday. AFP / CARLOS COSTA

Liverpool's return leg against Benfica is scheduled to be played next Wednesday (April 13) at Anfield. Before that, the Reds have a crucial clash with Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The winner of the game could be the potential league champions this season.