Liverpool Napoli
team_logoAlisson #1 team_logoAlex Meret #1
team_logoJoe Gomez #12 team_logoNikola Maksimović #19
team_logoVirgil van Dijk #4 team_logoKalidou Koulibaly #26
team_logoAndrew Robertson #26 team_logoMário Rui #6
team_logoJames Milner #7 team_logoAllan #5
team_logoFabinho #3 team_logoFabián Ruiz #8
team_logoMohamed Salah #11 team_logoPiotr Zieliński #20
team_logoSadio Mané #10 team_logoDries Mertens #14
team_logoRoberto Firmino #9 team_logoGiovanni Di Lorenzo #22
team_logoDejan Lovren #6 team_logoHirving Lozano #11
team_logoJordan Henderson #14 team_logoKonstantinos Manolas #44
2018-12-11 league_logo Champions League Liverpool : Napoli 1 : 0
2018-10-03 league_logo Champions League Napoli : Liverpool 1 : 0
2010-11-04 league_logo Europa League Liverpool : Napoli 3 : 1
2010-10-21 league_logo Europa League Napoli : Liverpool 0 : 0

Liverpool vs Napoli is one more important and very interesting confrontation during Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League, which will be held at Anfield, in Liverpool. There are small chances that somebody from the bottom will overtake these two Group favorites in the last 2 meetings, but still, both of them will try to take a win. Napoli already shoed that they can compete against present Champions League winners and fight against them on the same level. At Stadio San Paolo, Napoli won over the Liverpool in the end of the game after Mertens and Llorente netted the late goals. That was the first season defeat for Liverpool in a regular time. Read our thoughts about the next meeting between Liverpool vs Napoli in Champions League, here below.

Liverpool vs Napoli

Liverpool

Even losing the first match in the Champions League of this season Liverpool stands in the first place. The Champions of this tournament have the biggest chances in the group to take the place in Playoffs. They were strong favorites before competitions started, but after the performance they are showing so far in all competitions there are no doubts that CL trophy is target Nr.1 for this season also. After losing to Napoli, Reds won 3 matches in a row. In Premier League, they are also strong favorites and stand at 1st place confidently after 13 matches. They are still undefeated in England, so it’s interesting to watch, how this season they will compete with Manchester City. In general, the team shows very great performance, but defence have big weaknesses. The Reds already conceding in 10 matches in a row in all competitions. This is the main difference between last season Liverpool and the present team.

Napoli

Very likely that Napoli also will get the place in Champions League Playoffs even after losing to Liverpool. At the moment they have 8 points and 4 points different against nearest follower Salzburg, which can obviously take a win over the Genk, but the last meeting will be against Liverpool. So here the Salzburg chances to take Napoli’s place are very doubtful. During the last games, visitors from Naples failed to win in already 6 games in a row. They lost to AS Roma but played draws against Atalanta, Genow AC Milan and SPAL. They lost lots of points in a very unexpected matches and already stand at 7th place in Italian Serie A. This year’s hopes to take the winner’s place are very far at the moment, since they have 15 points different from 1st place Juventus.

Absence

Unfortunately, Liverpool will play without two stong defenders Matip and Clyne, which are injured already for a while. Moreover, Shaqiri is still under question also due to injury. Napoli this time will play without one of the strongest attackers Insigne and Milik, what can strongly affect the attacking strength of the squad.

 

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