As Napoli takes on Liverpool in the opening day of the UEFA Champions League 2019/20, we shall look at the head-to-head statistics.
The Group E of the Champions League comprises of Liverpool, Napoli, Genk, and Salzburg. This might promise to an exhilarating contest as Salzburg and Genk cannot be written because of their high-intensity football.
Reigning Champions Liverpool will travel to Napoli on the opening day of the new Champions League edition. The Reds will desire to defend the title, while the Italian side will try to lift it for the first time in their club’s history.
There is no doubt about the quality available at stake from both sides. Since Jurgen Klopp has taken over Liverpool, their stock has risen – with the same applying to Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli.
The Reds boast the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Fabinho, Andrew Robertson, and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Napoli, on the other hand, are an exciting team with Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Fabian Ruiz, Arkadiusz Milik, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Allan.
Even though this fixture could be reminiscent of Alisson Becker’s stoppage-time point-blank save last time in Anfield, the Reds lost their away game 1-0 – courtesy to Skipper Lorenzo Insigne’s tap-in the final minute.
San Paolo is one of the difficult stadiums for the opponents and the home crowd will play a huge role in this tie.
We shall look at the head-to-head record between Napoli and Liverpool.
Napoli vs Liverpool Head to Head Statistics:
Games played: 4
Matches won by Liverpool: 2
Matches won by Napoli: 1
Matches drawn: 1
Matches played in San Paolo: 2
Matches played in Anfield: 2
Goals scored by Liverpool: 4
Goals scored by Napoli: 1
Most goals for Napoli (current): Lorenzo Insigne (1)
Most goals for Liverpool (current): Mohamed Salah (1)
Napoli have shown early signs of defensive susceptibility by conceding seven goals in opening two Serie A games. Out of two games, they managed edge Fiorentina in the opening game and lost to Juventus in the stoppage time. It has been a shaky start for Carlo Ancelotti, but the Italian struggled to produce results before Napoli managed to clinch the 90th minute winner in the reverse fixture last season.
On the other hand, Liverpool are managing to knick results in the early stages of the season. They have managed four victories out of four, keeping clean sheet on one occasion. They have not looked too bad in the defensive department, but they are not at their best either. Midfield has been pleasing in this season, so are the forwards.