Napoli vs Liverpool LIVE! Champions League
Jurgen Klopp goes back to what he knows best as Liverpool travel to Napoli in the Champions League tonight. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah join Luis Diaz up front, with James Milner pairing Fabinho and Harvey Elliot in midfield as Klopp turns to experience in an effort to rectify some fairly indifferent Premier League form.
Thiago Alcantara, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota and Arthur Melo are all on the bench in a very strong looking list of back-up options for Klopp, who has also been boosted by some of Napoli’s team news. Indeed, star forward Hirving Lozano is not fit to start following his injury in Serie A over the course of the weekend.
The Champions League has been a happy hunting ground for Liverpool over the last few years and perhaps a statement performance in what looks like their hardest game of the group stage. Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!
A bad result for Rangers
Ajax make an early statement in the group…
Alisson tells Liverpool fans all about Arthur Melo
“I’m looking forward to him being fit and settled in as soon as possible,” said Alisson. “I did the same move as him, it’s not easy moving to a new country.
“But with his qualities and his desire he can overcome any small problems and I really believe he can bring a lot of quality to the team.”
Liverpool’s next big midfield signing?
A look inside the cauldron
Confirmed Liverpool lineup
Elsewhere in Liverpool’s group
Not ideal for Rangers…
Klopp reveals key double Liverpool injury boost
Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that Liverpool‘s Fabio Carvalho will make a quick recovery from the injury suffered against Everton.
The Portuguese Under-21 international, a summer signing from newly-promoted Fulham, was rewarded for his last-gasp winner against Newcastle in midweek with a first Reds start in the 242nd edition of the Merseyside derby on Saturday.
But Carvalho’s afternoon lasted only for 45 minutes at Goodison Park, with the 20-year-old replaced by Roberto Firmino at the interval after being hurt by a cynical challenge from Everton’s Amadou Onana that earned the Belgian – himself the victim of a poor tackle from Virgil van Dijk that Frank Lampard felt was worthy of a sending off – a yellow card.
Klopp has since moved to allay fears that Carvalho will be yet another addition to a Liverpool treatment room that has been bursting at the seams during their worst start to a top-flight season under the German’s seven-year tenure.
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