LIV vs NAP Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Liverpool vs Napoli Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
UEFA Champions League
When: December 12, 01:30 AM, IST
LIV vs NAP Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Liverpool host Serie A super team Napoli in a crunch UEFA Champions League match at Anfield which may define the season for Jurgen Klopp and his men, tomorrow in Liverpool, on Tuesday night (IST).
This was the group many predicted to spring a few surprises. And this was a group which was expected not reveal its final shape till the very last round of matches. And that’s what has happened so far in Group B which has Napoli, PSG and Red Star Belgrade in it.
Liverpool’ struggle on the road started last season when they almost threw away their first leg advantage against AS Roma in Rome. The Reds lost 4-2 that night and managed to scrape into the final by winning the leg 7-6 on aggregate.
And including the final, Jurgen Klopp’s team has played four more games on the road this season, losing all three with the last one coming in Paris against PSG, a 2-1 loss at Parc des Princes.
However, despite the struggles on the road, luck seems to have favoured Liverpool as far as the fate of other results is concerned. Napoli and PSG played out two draws between them and that’s the reason why the five-time European Champions are still in the hunt for the Champions League knockout rounds.
The hosts have their destiny in their own hands and need Anfield to produce another special night in Liverpool. They need to win by either 1-0 or by two clear goals to finish at least 2nd in the group.
Napoli may feel hard done by if they are knocked out from the Champions League this season. They are the only side remaining unbeaten in this group, and at this moment, are leading the group ahead of both PSG (2nd with 8 points) and Liverpool (3rd with six points) in the group.
Also, the three draws don’t represent a good value for their efforts. Carlo Ancelotti’s men were the better side in Serbia where they could manage just a 0-0 draw in the very first match of the season in Europe. The 2nd match saw them beating Liverpool from a last-gasp goal from Lorenzo Insigne, which was followed by a doubleheader against PSG.
The match at Parc des Princes could have been some result for the Italian outfit who ran ragged PSG for most of the game. But Angel di Maria’s insane curler robbed them of the two precious points, while the tie-in Naples ended in a 1-1 draw.
The visitors now need a draw or must avoid a defeat by two clear goals to confirm their participation in the knockout rounds of the Champions League.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Liverpool – W W L W W W
Napoli – D W D W W W
LIV vs NAP Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Liverpool vs Napoli Team News:
Injured – Centre-back Joe Gomez suffered a horrific tackle at Turf Moor after Burnley’s Ben Mee ran into him, leaving him on the stretcher an out of the action for at least six weeks.
He joins Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster on the sideline.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Dejan Lovren is expected to be fit in time to feature at least on the bench for this season-defining match at Anfield.
Sadio Mane missed the trip to Burnley but came off the bench against Bournemouth to clear any doubt about his availability fo this crunch game.
Andy Robertson was also drafted back into the starting 11 after given a day off during the midweek Premier League match.
Note: Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 18 home European games.
Key Players – Mane, Salah, Firmino
Injured – Napoli are expected to be at full strength in this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – To be updated.
Key Players – Insigne, Hamsik, Allan
LIV vs NAP Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Liverpool– Alisson (GK), Anderson, Van Dijk, Lovren / Matip, Alexander-Arnold / Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita/ Fabinho / Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino
Napoli – Ospina (GK), Maksimovic, Albiol, Koulibaly, Rui, Callejon, Allan, Hamsik, Ruiz, Insigne, Mertens
LIV vs NAP Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Liverpool’s front three picks up themselves on any given day, while Insigne is technically gifted and can tear apart any defence with his run and a deadly pass. Also, Hamsik and Ruiz will be tasked with breaking up the play and sending the early ball to Napoli’s front line which both of these players are more than capable of doing.
Team 2: Not many changes in the front line, while we have an extra man in defence- Andy Robertson.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Though Anfield takes care of itself when it comes to big European nights, Napoli possess a threat which can spoil the season for Jurgen Klopp and his men. The defeat in Belgrade could prove to be a decisive result if Liverpool don’t get the job done against Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
Having said that, the Naples have one of the best midfield and have the pace to counter Liverpool’s own flying men.
Liverpool to win the match but whether Napoli manage to keep the scoreline within one goal, it remains to be seen,
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