Liverpool have an enormous opportunity to finish their poor record against Napoli after the Serie A side’s star striker Victor Osimhen was rated as a serious doubt for the match after picking up an injury. The Reds have did not win within the three matches they’ve played within the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium but Wednesday’s Champions League clash could pose their best likelihood to correct that record.
Liverpool and Napoli have turn out to be familiar foes lately, after being drawn into the identical European group thrice since 2010. Liverpool have did not win in Italy on each occasion they’ve played the Gli Azzurri playing out a 0-0 attract 2010 before losing twice in two years between 2018 and 2019 under the management of Jurgen Klopp.
Nonetheless, they may have the chance to correct this issue after Napoli’s talismanic striker Osimhen picked up an injury within the club’s 2-1 comeback win over Lazio this weekend. Reports from Italy suggest he didn’t complete full training today alongside his teammates.
Tricky winger Hirving Lozano was also missing in line with GIFN meaning the Serie A side may very well be further depleted.
Fortunately for the Anfield faithful, the Reds’ home record against the Neapolitans is much superior to what it’s away. The club have won two out of three of their fixtures on Merseyside with the 1-0 success in 2018 being particularly essential.
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“The principal thing is we do ourselves justice on this planet’s premier club competition – and doing ourselves justice means increasing our probabilities of reaching the following round.
“We’re in a gaggle with three clubs who’ve helped write the history of European football, three legendary clubs who play at among the world’s great footballing theatres: the Johan Cruyff Arena, Anfield and Ibrox Stadium. It is going to be a journey into the story of European and world football.”
The match in Naples will get underway at 8pm on Wednesday with Klopp seeking to oversee a positive begin to his side’s Champions League campaign.
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