Liverpool Lineup vs Napoli: Here is how Jurgen Klopp’s side could lineup against Napoli on Tuesday.
Liverpool face an away trip to Naples in the opening day of the new Champions League campaign. The reigning winners will face Carlo Ancelotti’s side at Sao Paulo on Tuesday.
The Italian side has conceded seven goals from the opening three games in the Serie A. Their defensive stability has often been questioned despite the presence of Kalidou Koulibaly and Kostas Manolas’ acquisition in the summer window. However, their attackers could give Liverpool defenders to think and approach proactively.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has kept just one clean sheet in all competitions this season. The English side, who boasts six European cups, faced first defeat in the hands of Napoli in the reverse fixture last season. Lorenzo Insigne scored in the stoppage time to clinch all three points. The front three have been devastating by racking numbers in the final third this season. The reigning Champions have shown signs of defensive vulnerability in the early days, but they have a compact backline which could help their course sooner or rather than later.
Liverpool head into this fixture as favourites, but Jurgen Klopp would be happy with a point. Since the group consists of Genk and Salzburg, the Reds will be happy to return unscathed as they’re anticipated to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League this season. Napoli are more than ample to cause trouble to their opponents. Their midfielder department is one of the strongest in the Italian top-flight.
We shall look at Liverpool’s team news and starting eleven for this clash against Napoli.
Alisson Becker, who suffered a calf tear in the opening day of the Premier League, will sit out of this fixture. Midfielder Naby Keita will train with the first-team after this fixture. Nathaniel Clyne and Divock Origi are the other absentees.
There are no suspensions for Jurgen Klopp for this clash.
Liverpool: Adrian, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino.