Napoli vs Liverpool Confirmed Lineups for Champions League

7th September 2022

The wait is over as both Liverpool and Napoli have announced their Starting XI for the Champions League opener in Italy. Jürgen Klopp has made one personal change in his lineup with replacing injured captain Jordon Henderson. moves to the back line while will play up top. As expected, Arthur Melo will be on the bench to start the match as well as Thiago Alcantara, who is coming off of an injury.

's lineup is true to form. They will play a lone striker up top and three players, including the ever-dangerous Kvaratskhelia, in the midfield.

Liverpool Line Ups


Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, , Milner, Elliott, Diaz, Salah, Firmino


Adrian, Davies, Thiago, Jota, Tsimikas, Núñez, Matip, Bajcetic, Phillips

Napoli Line Ups


Meret, Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Olivera, Lobotka, Zambo, Anguissa, Politano, Zielinski, Kvaratskhelia, Osimhen 


Sirigu, Juan Jesus Rui, Elmas, Lozano, Simeone, Zerbin, Ostigard, Zanoli, Gaetano, Raspadori, Ndombele

LFC Global Verdict

Liverpool's lineup is pretty much what Klopp hinted it might be in his Pre-match Press Conference, Thiago and Melo will indeed start the match on the bench. If Liverpool starts to struggle though, I would expect the pair to see the pitch sooner rather than later.

What is a surprise is that  Darwin Núñez did not a starting assignment. After all, he will have the freshest legs of anyone in the squad after serving a three-match suspension for a red card. Maybe Klopp is saving him in case the Reds need to make a late push for a goal.

In all, I think this is a solid lineup that is more than capable of securing three points, but then again Reds' supporters have said that plenty of times this season before having to settle for a draw or suffering a Add in the fact that Liverpool has never won on Napoli's pitch and the prospect of a becomes even more challenging, but that is why there are no easy matches in the .

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