However, Luiz said that he will forget any affection he has for the Portuguese side when the clubs meet in Amsterdam in under two weeks' time.
"I want one more title, not just [to reach] the final," Luiz told the club's website. "It will be a difficult game against a big club; a great team. We need to win.
"[Benfica are] a team everyone knows. I have Benfica in my heart because it gave me the opportunity to come to Europe.
"However, when the game starts I'll forget everything and I want to win."
Luiz was selected in midfield for the second leg in London.