LIV Vs NAP Dream 11 Match Prediction: Liverpool looks to seal their spot atop of the group and avenge last time’s abomination against Napoli.
Familiar faces with the two gargantuan of European football being clubbed together in the group stage of the Champions League for two editions in succession, when Liverpool and Napoli meet in the middle today, this promises to be a ripper of a contest. Both are well versed with each other, all too aware of what it takes to defeat the other, a set of events which are set to make today’s encounter a closely contested and tightly fought one.
While the ramifications from this encounter are not quite the same as they were when the two met in the same clash in the foregone edition of the tournament with qualification on line for the winners, today’s match still continues to be an eagerly anticipated and awaited one. Not only will the side winning this one all but hammer down first place for itself but also massively buoy its campaign moving into the ensuing round.
For the home side, this clash is also one where the side will be looking to avenge their tournament opener defeat to Napoli, one which saw them being clinically decimated by the Italian side. It’s a result which added to the intrigue of today’s tie with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp being presently quizzed about how his side would be looking to punch back from that contest.
The side comes into today’s contest having gotten the better of Genk the last time around in a 2-1 win, a result which saw them move to the annuls of the group with the nine points. Elsewhere, Napoli suffered a damaging draw to Salzburg, a 1-1 shut down which refrained the side from moving into first place.
Probable Playing 11
Alisson (GK), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Alex Meret (GK), Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas, Kalidou Koulibaly, Hysaj, Callejon, Allan, Elmas, Fabian Ruiz, Lozano, Mertens
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Liverpool Vs Napoli Group E
Date And Time: 28th November, Thursday- 1:30am IST
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Alisson, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino
- Alex Meret, Hysaj, Elmas, Fabian Ruiz
Top Goal Scorer
- Mane: 8 Goals, 2 Assists
- Milik: 5 Goals
Dream 11 Picks
When the two sides had met in this fixture in the bygone edition of the tournament, Liverpool’s Alisson Becker had pulled off a stunning save in the closing stages of the encounter. It was a save which saw Liverpool progress from their group and ultimately end up winning the trophy, a defining moment in Alisson’s Liverpool career.
Ever since then, the shot-stopper has only risen in stature to become the custodian of his side’s goal, something which sees us move in for him for today’s encounter.
Every match which Liverpool play sees their pair of fullbacks be a regular feature for us. It’s not only down to their performances but the immense importance Klopp has accorded to the duo with the two being asked to persistently maraud their way down the park and contribute ardently to the side’s attacking soirees.
It sees us move in for both Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold while we have the one pick from Napoli as well in the form of their fullback Elseid Hysaj for this forthcoming contest.
A trio from Napoli represents us in the facet of our Dream 11 side with us brining in all the attacking players from the Italian side in this segment of our unit. This is going to be an encounter where Napoli will be looking to come hot out of the blocks and capitalise on a Liverpool defence which has looked like a shadow of what it was in the previous season.
With Napoli set to find atleast the one goal today, we go in for the players the likeliest to pummel Liverpool’s defence with Fabain Ruiz, Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas being roped into our setup for today’s encounter. Elsewhere from Liverpool we are moving in with the side’s leading goal scorer in the form of Sadio Mane with the player having contributed the 8 goals and 2 assists for his side.
Roberto Firmino has always been an integral part of Liverpool’s attacking gameplan but the player was devoid of goals for some time now before he ended up hitting the goal which saw the side amass all three points against Crystal Palace at the weekend. It was a goal which hammered down the player’s importance to the unit to see him become the first pick from the setup along with Mohamed Salah who has thrived in the Champions League.
From the other side of the segment meanwhile, Hirving Lozano comes in to wrap up our Dream 11 side of the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Firmino will be representing us as the captain whilst Mane is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.