Liverpool will face Napoli at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday night, with the Reds aiming for maximum points away from home in the UEFA Champions League. Everton held the Reds to a frustrating 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby. As a result, they will be desperate for a positive outcome in this European game in midweek.
Jurgen Klopp will stick with his favourite 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a few changes for this clash. Arthur Melo, Andrew Robertson and Joel Matip could all play from the start as Klopp looks to select a team capable of getting the job done away at Naples.
Alisson Becker will function in goal for the Reds after he kept a clean sheet in the Merseyside derby last weekend. Joel Matip has fully recovered from his injury and would be ready for a place alongside Virgil Van Dijk at the heart of Klopp’s defence. They would have to be at their best collectively if Liverpool are to secure a shutout on the road in midweek
Trent Alexander-Arnold will carry most of the creative duties for the Reds as the right-back while Andrew Robertson hopes to put in a tireless shift as the left-back. Klopp will allow both of them to get forward and cause problems for the opposition defenders out on the flanks.
Joe Gomez and Kostas Tsimikas will offer cover for the defensive positions on the bench.
Arthur Melo could make his Liverpool debut alongside Fabinho and Harvey Elliott at the centre of the park. All of them need to find a way to create enough decent chances for the Reds to emerge victorious at Naples in midweek.
This match might come too soon for Thiago Alcantara, who is about to return to training after recovering from his injury. However, Fabio Carvalho could be available for a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the second half if required.
Luis Diaz will get another chance to catch the eye from the left flank while Mohamed Salah looks to weave his magic from the right wing. Darwin Nunez will once again lead the line for the Merseyside club in the final third. The Uruguay international needs a goal to boost his confidence, so this match would be a good opportunity to showcase what he has got for Liverpool.
Roberto Firmino will be named on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half.