Napoli will entertain Liverpool at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday night as the two sides look to go hammer and tongs in search of the three points. The Italian side secured an impressive 2-1 win over Lazio last weekend. In contrast, the Reds dropped points against Everton in the Merseyside derby recently.
Napoli vs Liverpool: Talking Tactics
Luciano Spalletti could set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make one change to his first XI for this game. The Italian head coach will instruct his players to withstand the waves of Liverpool pressure before hitting them quickly on the counter.
Jurgen Klopp will opt for a 4-3-3 formation once again as he asks his men to dominate the ball and be more clinical in front of the opposition goal.
Hirving Lozano will miss this game due to a face injury. Furthermore, this match will come too soon for Diego Demme who is still recovering after suffering a broken foot.
Napoli Predicted XI
Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Rui; Zielinski, Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia
The Reds will be without Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ibrahima Konate, Calvin Ramsay, Caoimhin Kelleher and Jordan Henderson for this game. Fabio Carvalho is also a major doubt for this clash because of a dead leg.
Liverpool Predicted XI
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Arthur; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Victor Osimhen will carry most of the goal-scoring burden for the Naples outfit in the final third. Elsewhere, the defensive performance of Kim Min-jae and Amir Rrahmani could go a long way in determining the fate of this contest.
Alisson Becker will probably have to make a few important saves based on how Liverpool have been defending in the Premier League of late.
Virgil Van Dijk will have to up his game if the Reds are to have any chances of securing a clean sheet. At the other end, both Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah will have to find a way to make a real difference so that they can ensure Liverpool’s win in midweek.
Napoli Vs Liverpool: Streaming Links
|United Kingdom||Talksport 2 Radio UK, LiveScore App, BT Sport App, BT Sport 2, BTSport.com|
|USA||ViX, VIX+, Paramount+|
|India||JioTV, Sony LIV, Sony Six HD, Sony Six|
|Spain||Movistar Liga de Campeones 5, Movistar+|
|Italy||Amazon Prime Video|
|New Zealand||Spark Sport|