Liverpool sit three points behind Napoli in group C and need to win here to harbour any hopes of progression to the next round of the Champions League. Two points behind second-placed PSG, anything less than three points will see them settle for a Europa League spot.
Napoli needs only to avoid defeat to secure their place in the next round of the Champions League and come into this clash in the midst of a 12-match unbeaten run. They’ve won three of their last four away matches and won the reverse fixture courtesy of a late Lorenzo Insigne strike.
This promises to be a hugely entertaining encounter at Anfield, but it may be a bridge too far for Liverpool, with the absence of Joe Gomez a huge blow for the home side.
Liverpool- Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Joe Gomez are Jurgen Klopp’s only injury concerns ahead of the welcome of Napoli.
Joel Matip could again start alongside Virgil van Dijk here, though Dejan Lovren is an option to deputise for the injured Gomez. Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet
Klopp has a selection headache in midfield, with Fabinho and Naby Keita pushing for starts, though the Reds boss could continue with James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Georgino Wijnaldum.
Napoli- Vlad Chiriches and Simone Verdi are both sidelined for Napoli in this crunch Champions League tie.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti isn’t expected to make wholesale changes to his XI for this one, and despite a fine showing against Frosinone, Arkadiusz Milik should drop out with Dries Mertens starting alongside Lorenzo Insigne up front.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 13 of Liverpool’s last 16 games in UEFA Champions League.
Napoli are undefeated in their last 5 Champions League matches.
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