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Liverpool - Napoli
Champions League - 27 November 2019
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FULL TIME: It finishes 1-1. Mertens gave the visitors the lead but Lovren equalised. Liverpol are top of group E but need to beat Salzburg to guarantee top spot while the Italians can also progress by beating Genk next month. Thanks for following the game with us folks..
Koulibaly is booked for dissent, he sprinted 50 yards to get involved after a nudge from Robertson.
There will be 4 added minutes.
Two good headers from Koulibaly to clear the danger. The Ox has also been impressive since coming on.
Next up for the Reds is Brighton on Saturday then a potentially gruelling run of games including the Club World Cup in December along with the final group game away to Salzburg.
- OffPiotr ZielinskiNapoli
- OnAmin YounesNapoli
Zielinski makes way for Younes.
Liverpool have had 12 attempts to Napoli's 4, but not too many on target.
- OffDries MertensNapoli
- OnEljif ElmasNapoli
Mertens is jogging off for Elmas.
CLOSE! Another ball in from the Ox, it falls to Wijnaldum whose volley goes narrowly wide.
- OffJames MilnerLiverpool
- OnTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool
Alexander-Arnold is on.
Alexander-Arnold is preparing to come on for Milner.
Nice run down the flank by Firmino but he is unable to keep his cross/shot in play.
CHANCE! The Ox's cross falls to Robertson on the edge of the box who lashes a volley over.
- OffHirving LozanoNapoli
- OnFernando LlorenteNapoli
Llorente, who scored against Liverpool in September, is on for Lozano.
Its pure one-way traffic now, Liverpool mounting attack after attack. In the other game Salzburg are 3-0 up on Genk.
As it stands, the Reds are back on top of Group E. Will Napoli go for broke or leave it till the last game against Genk?
VAR has a look and its a goal, Lovren has his first of the season.
- GoalDejan LovrenLiverpool
GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! Liverpool have a corner and Lovren rises highest to heads it into the corner, Merek hardly moved.
GREAT CHANCE! Mane feeds it to the Ox whose cross to the back stick is headed wide by Firmino under pressure from Manolas.
CHANCE! The ball is played to Salah in the box who evades Koulibaly but his first time shot is tame and straight at the keeper. He has not looked at the races.
Robertson wins the home side a corner. The Scot whips it in, Manolas heads it up and Merek gathers. The visitors have defended set pieces impressively.
- OffJoe GomezLiverpool
- OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
No surprise that Gomez is making way for Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has 4 goals in his last 4 starts.
OFF THE LINE! Merek spills Henderson's cross, Firmino hooks it towards goal but Koulibaily is there to clear off the line. He then heads away from a cornerm the Senegal man has improved as the game has gone on.
Gomez has space but sends a cross out of play, that was poor. The Ox is also having a stretch on the touchline, not a bad option to bring on.
Napoli have a corner from the left. Mertens' delivery is punched clear firmly by Alisson.
Origi and Shaqiri are warming up, it can only been a matter of time before one of them is brought on. Maybe Alexander-Arnold also.
The atmosphere inside Anfield is more lively as they aim to inspire their side after a flat first half.
No changes made by either side at the break.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF: Liverpool get the second half underway.
GOOD SAVE: Milner jinks past three players into the box and his drive at the near post is parried.
Its a yellow card - for Klopp for his reaction to a challenge on Mane.
In the other game, Salzburg are 2-0 up away to Genk.
There was contact on Mane's shoulder but he went down to easy. VAR are not having a look at the replay.
PENALTY SHOUT! Mane goes down under Di Lorenzo's challenge but the referee waves play on.
Liverpool have a corner, Robertson's first delivery is easily cleared. His second corner then goes out of play, its not been the Reds' night.
The ref has a stern word with Ancelotti after the Italian appeared to brandish an imaginary yellow card.
Important clearance from Koulibaly from Mane's ow cross after a lovely flick from Firmino.
Liverpool had a promising break but they take too many passes, they look narrow and under the weather.
SAVE! Robertson's free-kick midway in the Napoli half falls to van Dijk whose header down is straight at Merek.
Gomez has not provided the same spark as Alexander-Arnold would normally do as of yet on that right flank.
Whether it has been the injury to Fabinho or that Mertens goal, but the home side still look well below par. Their tempo has been slow and ponderous.
It is still 0-0 between Genk and Salzburg which could have an impact on whether Liverpool qualify or not if it stays like this.
Salah and Firmino in particular have looked a little flat in the first half, far from their fluent best.
Van Dijk tries a strike from all of 30 yards but he leans back and its high and not particularly handsome. Liverpool have yet to test the keeper.
After all that the goal is given, Robertson was playing Mertens onside. But van Dijk is back on the field.
VAR has a look at whether was a push in the build-up, it has been given. Now they are looking at off-side..
Van Dijk looks to have a knock after going up for a header in the move which led to the goal.
- GoalDries MertensNapoli
GOAL FOR NAPOLI! Mertens hammers it into the bottom corner from a tight angle after beating the off-side trap.
- OnGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
Fabinho is going off for Wijnaldum from that earlier challenge on his ankle.
GOOD BLOCK: Rui is there to block Milner's shot in the box after nice work from Firmino.
Mane miscontrols it on the byline, Manolas slides in and its a corner. The delivery is flicked on by Fabinho but Napoli clear the danger.
Fabinho is okay to continue and comes back on as Lozano is flagged off-side.
Fabinho is walking off the field for further treatment.
Fabinho needs treatment for a suspected ankle injury after Mertens slid in. He looks in a bad way.
Rui tries to lob Alisson from the halfway line, it floats harmlessly wide. Ambitious to say the least from the full-back.
GOOD BLOCK: Mistake from Salah, it comes to Mertens in the box whose drive is well blocked by Lovren, Rui on the follow-up blazes it well over from distance.
Fabinho's long ball over the top is slightly overhit for Mane and leads to Merek coming off his line to head it away. No chances created yet.
After some magic spray, Di Lorenzo is back on the field.
Di Lorenzo has injured himself off the field after jumping for a header, it appears to be his shoulder.
Napoli playing Russian roulette at their back, Manolas has to make a hasty clearance in his box after a hospital pass. You dont want to be doing that against this team.
Napoli have a free-kick midway in the Reds' half. Rui's delivery is terrible though and the home side's high line comfortably deals with it.
The Italians look to be starting with 3 at the back as they look to return to winning ways.
KICK OFF: Napoli, without Milik and Insigne due to injury, get us underway.
He is Back for Good, Take That singer Gary Barlow with Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Gary Lineker.
Could It Be Magic tonight for the Reds and a step closer to their Greatest Day. Have a little Patience with the puns please..
COUNTDOWN: 5 minutes until kick-off at Anfield..
Liverpool have won both of their home European games against Napoli, winning 3-1 in the 2010/11 Europa League and 1-0 in last season's UEFA Champions League. But Napoli are the only team to beat the Reds this season.
Time for the permutations: Liverpool will qualify as group winners with a win as will Napoli if Salzburg fail to win at Genk in the other match. A draw will mean the Reds need a point against Salzburg.
Liverpool will also be through if Salzburg do not beat Genk.
The draw is on Monday morning which should spice up the start of the working week.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted his side are together and focused after a rough few weeks with reports claiming the players were fined for refusing to attend a retreat.
The ex-Chelsea manager said: "We are talking about the past but what happened has happened,' he said when asked about the fines. "Now, we are concentrating on the present and on the pitch.
"The media silence helped us concentrated on the pitch but has also stopped giving air time to those who have talked all sorts of nonsense.
"The club knows it needs to do better, the team the same, the coach also and we are all involved and we want to do it..
"But I assure you that there is full harmony. That's why I never thought of resigning. In thirty years of my career, I've never been without the confidence of the club and the players. And this time, too, it's like that."
Klopp, who recently admitted that he cannot cook, has rustled up an impressive record in Europe.
The Italians can also qualify with a win tonight and Andy Robertson has warned the visitors will be thirsty for revenge after their defeat to Liverpool last season which saw them eliminated in the group stages,
He said: “Napoli will want to get into the top 16 as they did not do it last year because we stopped them - and they will want to get a bit of revenge.
“But, I believe we will cause them problems. At 100 per cent, we can beat anyone. Napoli are no different. Hopefully we can get the three points.”
The walk from the bus to the dressing room, shame there is no soundtrack.
NAPOLI: Meret, Maksimovic, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Di Lorenzo, Allan, Zielinski, Fabian, Mertens, Lozano...Subs: Ospina, Luperto, Elmas, Gaetano, Callejon, Llorente, Amin.
Mertens, Rui and Di Lorenzo return for Carlo Ancelotti's side who are winless in their last six games.
LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Gomez, van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Milner, Mane, Salah, Firmino...Subs: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Shaqiri, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi.
Salah is back while Gomez and Milner start ahead of Alexander-Arnold and Wijnaldum.
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