Liverpool will take a two-goal lead into the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Anfield after earning an important victory over Benfica in Lisbon.
Luis Diaz scored late in the second half to put Jurgen Kloppâ€™s side in control of the contest after it looked like they had failed to capitalise on a dominant first half.
Ibrahima Konate rose highest to head the visitors into the lead from a corner in the 17th minute before Sadio Mane added a clinical second to dampen the mood at a lively Estadio da Luz.
But the home fans ramped up the noise again shortly after the interval when Konateâ€™s mistake allowed sought-after striker Darwin Nunez to pull one back for the Portuguese outfit.
The Premier League side will have a healthy advantage when they welcome Benfica in the second leg next Wednesday, however, after Diaz added a late third with a composed finish after rounding the keeper.
Source: BBC Sport