The Reds hope to get back to winning ways in the Champions League but could be in for another tough evening against Napoli.
After suffering a second successive defeat in the Premier League, Liverpool will now hope for better fortunes in Europe. Although qualification to the Champions League knockout phase has already been secured, the top spot in Group A is still up for grabs. It’s a position that in theory, offers a more favourable draw for the Round of 16 and one that Napoli currently possesses.
With Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen quickly becoming household names, they would love nothing more than to find the scoresheet on Tuesday. With the form they are in, we wouldn’t put it past them, either.
The intensity that has served Liverpool so well in the past is no longer there. Although there is still plenty of quality throughout the starting XI, players such as Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold are not hitting the same level as before.
With Napoli averaging four goals scored per Champions League game, Liverpool supporters may be wincing before kick-off. However, Anfield has overseen plenty of magical European nights in the past. Their fans will hope more magic is just around the corner.