Napoli vs Liverpool - Team News and Predicted Line-up

LFC Globe
3rd October 2018
Napoli vs Liverpool Stream

Liverpool face at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples on Wednesday night for their second group C .

The Reds have no fresh injury concerns, with only , and sidelined with injuries ahead of the fixture.

A 23-man squad travelled to Naples on Tuesday and Jurgen Klopp suggested the Reds could make a few changes to the side with this weekend's fixture against in mind.

However, the manager insisted he would select a team to do the job in Naples: “It's really difficult to think about anything other than the next game – we only think about the next game, but not the next game after the next game! It is always like this.

“We will see, maybe we will make one or two changes or whatever – maybe more – but it's all about this game. It's the only way I understand it. We will think about this game and then we will see who we can use for City.”

Liverpool vs Napoli Live Streaming

Jurgen Klopp speaks to the media ahead of Liverpool's visit of Naples on Wednesday / Image: Getty Images/Mark Robinson

and were both included in the travelling squad, whilst Klopp confirmed is 'fine' having come unscathed through Saturday's clash at .

“We had all the usual knocks, but everything is fine – and nothing more – so that's good. We have 23 players with us to make sure nothing happens,” he said.

“Virgil is fine. Divock has been back in full training. He is in outstandingly good shape, so that's good news.

“But it's quite difficult [competition] within the squad at the moment.”

Alisson will no doubt start between the sticks on his first return to Italy after a summer move from Roma, whilst the Reds' defence should stay the same as it has done for the majority of this season.

, , van Dijk and should line-up in front of the Brazilian, however it is in midfield where Klopp is likely to make a change or two.

Virgil van Dijk returns to the Liverpool starting eleven, having missed the Reds' midweek tie against Chelsea / Image: Propaganda Photo

Virgil van Dijk returns to the Liverpool starting eleven, having missed the Reds' midweek tie against Chelsea / Image: Propaganda Photo

Naby Keita has been pushing for a start, whilst could be a surprise inclusion with the pace of the game likely to be slower than any in the Premier League.

However, it is unlikely that Klopp changes too much with Napoli a tricky side to come up against, especially at where they have a 100% record this season.

, and are expected to start in attack, however will be hoping to retain his place from match day one against , following two goals against Chelsea in the last week.

will also be in contention should Klopp choose to rest any of his key stars after impressing in his cameo against the Blues on Saturday.

Predicted line-up: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mané.

Share This Article
Live Liverpool FC News
cross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram