Liverpool return to European competitive action tonight when they face Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples. We’ve had a go at predicting Jurgen Klopp’s starting eleven.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli side proved very stiff opposition for The Reds at the same stage of the competition last season. Liverpool will need to be at their best to get anything from the game in Italy.
Jurgen Klopp is without Alisson and Nathaniel Clyne through injury while Naby Keita and Divock Origi are also missing from the travelling squad. Origi picked up an ankle injury in the game against Newcastle on Saturday. Keita is out since August with a muscle issue.
Adrian will be between the sticks for Liverpool and I think Klopp will stick with his current first-choice back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson.
In midfield, Jordan Henderson could return to the starting eleven alongside Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum.
Up front, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané will provide the attacking threat for The Reds.
Predicted Liverpool lineup (4-3-3) Vs Napoli: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané
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