The two sides renew hostilities at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona before also meeting Ajax and Rangers in Group A, and the Partenopei have enjoyed a far better opening to their league season.
Whispers of a Serie A title charge continue to circulate in Naples. Luciano Spalletti’s side returned to winning ways against Lazio after dropping four points to Fiorentina and Lecce at the end of August.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored his fourth Serie A goal of the season to secure all three points for Napoli, who fell behind Mattia Zaccagni’s fourth-minute opener before Kim Min-Jae equalized with a header just before halftime.
Georgia’s golden boy Kvaratskhelia has adapted well to the Serie A landscape, and the pressure on the 21-year-old for the Champions League could not be higher as Napoli seeks to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
A tally of 11 points from their opening 15 on offer sees Napoli sit at the summit in Serie A – ahead of Scudetto holders AC Milan on goal difference – and the Partenopei are now gearing up for their first involvement in the Champions League group stage since 2019-20.
Napoli have endured the pain of two consecutive Europa League last-32 exits in the last two seasons – falling to Spanish pair Granada and Barcelona – but an eight-game unbeaten run at home in the Champions League since November 2017 stands Spalletti’s side in good stead.
Jurgen Klopp could only stand and watch as Everton number one Jordan Pickford thwarted his side time and time again in the Merseyside derby, and the Reds boss had his own shot-stopper to thank for keeping the game goalless at Goodison Park.
While Roberto Firmino and Darwin Nunez could not beat the impenetrable wall that was Pickford, Neal Maupay will still be having nightmares about his gilt-edged chance that Alisson Becker kept out, but it was another alarming showing from Klopp’s men.
|Match:||Napoli vs Liverpool|
|When:||September 7, 2022|
|Start Time:||8pm BST / 3pm ET / 12:30am IST (Sep 8)|
|Where:||Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples|
In the United States (U.S.), CBS Sports is showing the game on TV and it is available to stream live on Paramount+.
In the United Kingdom, BT Sport 2 will broadcast the match between Napoli and Liverpool, with a live stream available on the BT Player.
In India, the Sony Sports Network has UCL broadcasting rights, with streaming services on SonyLIV.
Another thing to know about this match is that it will be broadcast on BT Sport, a British television channel. This channel is available in many countries worldwide, so fans can watch the match no matter where they are. BT Sport is also the exclusive broadcaster of the UEFA Champions League in the United Kingdom, so fanscano watch all of the action live.
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1st thing to know about this match is that it will feature two of the best managers in the world. Jurgen Klopp is the manager of Liverpool, and he is widely regarded as one of the best in the business. Klopp has led Liverpool to some of theirmost tremendoust success in recent years, and he will be looking to add another Champions League title to his resume. Luciano Spallettiis the manager of Napoli, and he is also one of the best in the business, and he will be looking to add another title to his collection.
2nd thing to know about this match is that it will be a battle of two of the best goalkeepers in the world. Alisson Becker is the goalkeeper for Liverpool, and he is widely considered to be one of the best in the world. Alisson has been a key player for Liverpool in recent years, and he will be looking to keep Napoli out of the net. David Ospina is the goalkeeper for Napoli, and he is also considered to be one of the best in the world. Ospina has been a key player for Napoli in recent years, and he will be looking to keep Liverpool out of the net.
The final thing to know about this match is that it will be a battle of two of the best offenses in the world. Liverpool is known for their explosive offense, which is led by players like Mohamed Salah. Napoli is also known for their strong offense, which is led by players like Giovanni Di Lorenzo. This match will likely be decided by which offense can perform better on the day.
Napoli forward Hirving Lozano was involved in a clash of heads in the first half of the Lazio win. Despite the fact that scans revealed no serious injury, the Mexican should be kept out of the tie as per protocol.
That would allow for Matteo Politano to come in alongside Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen in the forward trident.
Other than Lozano, Diego Demme is still to fully recuperate from a broken foot.
Napoli probable XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Rui; Zielinski, Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia
Already missing Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Jordan Henderson, Klopp was dealt another midfield blow in the Everton draw when Fabio Carvalho was forced off with a dead leg.
However, Thiago Alcantara’s return to training is a positive sign ahead of the match. Although Klopp is understandably hesitant to risk the Spaniard, he does have the option of giving Juventus loanee Arthur his debut at Napoli.
At the back, Calvin Ramsay, Caoimhin Kelleher and Ibrahima Konate are injured, while Andy Robertson may be called back into the starting XI.
Liverpool possible XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Arthur; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
At the end Napoli and Liverpool are set to face off in the UEFA Champions League on September 7, 2022. This will be a highly anticipated match, as both teams are among the best in the world. Napoli is known for their strong defense, while Liverpool is known for their explosive offense. This match will likely be a close one, as both teams are evenly matched.