Napoli vs Liverpool: Here are the five players who could change the game on their own on Tuesday.
Napoli will invite Liverpool during the opening day of the Champions League campaign this year. The Italian side and English side have made good starts to their domestic league campaigns this season and enter into this game with much-needed momentum.
When these two sides played out in Naples last season, the hosts were the victors. They clinched a stoppage-time winner through their Skipper Lorenzo Insigne to take all three points home. Both the sides have not made major changes in the summer transfer window – meaning that it could be a compelling contest.
The Reds do not have Alisson Becker because of a calf injury, while the Italian side will be without their striker Arkadiusz Milik. The Napoli forward came closer to kick out Liverpool in the stoppage time when he found himself in an abundance of space, but Alisson rushed down the spot to narrow the angle to save Liverpool’s day. It helped them win the Champions League in June.
There are plenty of individual talents filled in Liverpool and Napoli squad. Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti boast players who are currently one of the world’s best.
As we discuss, we have analyzed and listed down five players whose presence could change the game in this breathtaking fixture.
#5 Fabian Ruiz (Napoli)
Spaniard Fabian Ruiz hangs on his fringes in the central midfielder or central attacking midfield position. The young midfielder has an abundance of pace and tenacity to beat defenders to cause problems to the opponents.
Above and over to his energy, the former Real Betis midfielder can get involved in the attack or sit back with the defence and dictate the game. He has played in two different positions this season as Carlo Ancelotti has utilized a couple of formations in the Serie A this season.
Since Liverpool plays a high line and Napoli attackers have breakneck pace, his defensive-splitting passes can come handy. He also has the capability to blast from outside the box and notch up numbers. The 23-year-old is one of the best young talents in world football and can stamp his authority in the greatest European club competition.