Liverpool Vs Napoli LIVE Football Score 7 Sept 2022
PREDICTION AND WINNING ODDS
ABOUT THE MATCH
Napoli is going head to head with Liverpool starting on 7 Sept 2022 at 19:00 UTC at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona stadium, Naples city, Italy. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group A.
Liverpool will be hoping that their recent domestic misfortune does not carry over onto the European stage when Napoli play host to the Reds in their opening Champions League Group A match on Wednesday.
The two sides renew hostilities at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona prior to 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 are still prevalent around Naples, as Luciano Spalletti‘s side returned to winning ways in ideal fashion against Lazio after dropping four points against Fiorentina and Lecce at the end of August.
The effervescent Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored his fourth Serie A goal of the season to steal all three points for Napoli, who initially went behind to Mattia Zaccagni‘s fourth-minute opener before Kim Min-jae restored parity with a header before half time.
Georgia’s golden boy Kvaratskhelia sure has taken to the Serie A landscape with aplomb, and the expectation on the 21-year-old’s shoulders for the Champions League could hardly be greater as Napoli endeavour to continue 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 appearance 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.
Elsewhere, Calvin Ramsay, Caoimhin Kelleher and Ibrahima Konate also occupy spots in Liverpool’s treatment room, and Klopp should immediately recall Andy Robertson to the side after giving Kostas Tsimikas the nod at Goodison.
Napoli possible starting lineup:
Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Rui; Zielinski, Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka; Politano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
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