LIV vs NAP Dream11 : Reigning champions Liverpool begin their 2019-20 CL season with a tricky visit to Italy today
Meeting for the third time in the space of a year, Napoli and Liverpool get ready to welcome each other again in the Champions League. Paired in the same group for the second season running the two sides are well-versed with each other, fully aware of where each other’s strengths and weaknesses lie.
And if the two matches played between the two in the bygone edition of the Champions League are anything to go by, today’s match promises to be a humdinger. After losing to Napoli away from home, the only match of their group stages where they failed to register a cleansheet and a part of a run where they lost all their matches away from home, Liverpool hit right back in their home leg.
The 1-0 win was pivotal in not only guiding them through a group which involved PSG as well and delegating Napoli to the Europa League but also served as the perfect turning point for Liverpool’s season. Alisson Becker’s save right in the dying stages of the encounter was the defining moment for Liverpool’s unprecedented campaign, an astounding piece of goal-keeping which added the much needed impetus into the side.
Liverpool went onto win the prestigious title from their while Napoli were eventually shunted out of the Europa League in the semi-finals by Arsenal. And the hosts will be looking to avenge their group stage defeat to Liverpool in today’s impending clash, a match which will see two of Europe’s most indomitable and daunting attacking sides battle it out against each other today.
LIV vs NAP Match Prediction
After losing a seven goal thriller to Juventus in Serie A after Koulibaly ended up bundling the ball into his goal right at the end, Napoli did well to comeback with a win at the weekend, a result which will give them momentum ahead of today’s encounter. And they’ll need every bit of it against an imperious Liverpool side which sits in the annuls of the Premier League with an unblemished 100% winning record.
The margins will be fine in this one given how both the ides will come hot out of the blocks with Napoli’s defence eventually leading to their demise. They are known to falter in defence and Liverpool should manage to scrape by to a win today.
Probable Playing 11
- Alisson Becker continues to be out for Liverpool with their being no defined period on the goal-keeper’s return from injury till now.
- Meret, Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Rui, Callejon, Ruiz Pena, Elmas, Zielinski, Lozano, Mertens
Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Napoli Vs Liverpool Group E
Date And Time: 18th September, Wednesday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Meret, Di Lorenzo, Elmas, Zielinski
- Robertson, Milner, Salah, Firmino
Top Goal Scorer
LIV vs NAP Dream11 Goal-Keeper
With a cleansheet looking improbable for either side given their shaky defences at the moment and this match bound to be an extraordinary soiree of attacking football, we have decided to give the home side’s shot stopper a go in this encounter. Whilst he’s shown that he can pull off some astute saves, he’s also going to come up against a barrage of shots, ones which should increase the likelihood of picking up a slew of save points.
LIV vs NAP Dream11 Defenders
We went into this facet of our side with a clear agenda of picking up names who’ll be marauding their way down the park to assist their side’s attacking sojourns. Staying true to our aforementioned narrative of a cleansheet far from likely today, our first pick of Liverpool’s rightback, Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Liverpool’s fullbacks have been an integral part of their compelling success over the last year and with Arnold already having picked up three assists in the Premier League, he looks good for atleast another goal or assist today as well. We have their centreback Joel Matip come in as well while from the opposition we are selecting their duo of fullbacks in the form of Mario Rui and Giovanni di Lorenzo.
LIV vs NAP Dream11 Midfielders
The real gold of quarry of today’s match given how open and attacking a contest this promises to be, we decided to invest heavily in this facet, getting in both of Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane from Liverpool. With the rift between the two looking to have blown over now, the two should intertwine their skill set today to deliver a formidable performance and leave their opponent exasperated.
Mane has been Liverpool’s top scorer and comes into our side as well while from Napoli we have selected Piotr Zielinski and Elif Elmas, players quissential to fathoming plays down the park for the side.
LIV vs NAP Dream11 Strikers
The one player comes in from either side, both names whose worth can’t be augured enough for their outfits. Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has once again showed why he’s the unifying force of this Liverpool side, perfectly laying up the ball for both the wide attacking players as he links up with them perfectly.
Elsewhere, Dries Mertens has been Napoli’s top scorer, seeing us choose him as well for this pertinent match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are going in with Salah as our captain today while Firmino 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.