Napoli and Liverpool will kick off their 2022/23 UEFA Champions League campaigns when they go head-to-head in Campania on Wednesday night.
Each side can be assured of reaching the knockout section and progressing within the event, having been drawn alongside Ajax and Rangers in Group A.
After a nervy begin to the season, each by way of fixture congestion and outcomes, Liverpool’s 2022/23 kicks off for real tomorrow night, with the return of Champions League soccer, the place the Reds tackle their, on paper, most difficult task immediately, touring to Naples to face off with Napoli.
Napoli have began their season very nicely, with three wins and two draws from their first 5 recent matches, putting them second within the Serie A desk, though they slowed down considerably after scoring seven goals of their opening two matches.
Napoli claimed two home wins against Liverpool during that period, while Liverpool won just one of the four meetings. The other clash ended 1-1.
Coach Luciano Spalletti boasts a good squad, and followers can anticipate to see each final 12 month’s top scorer Victor Osimhen and this season’s breakthrough star, former Liverpool goal Khvicha Kvaratskhelia within the starting XI.
Napoli vs Liverpool Potential Line-ups:
Napoli (4-3-3): Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Amir Rrahmani, Mario Rui; Piotr Zielinski, Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka; Matteo Politano, Victor Osimhen, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Harvey Elliott, Fabinho, Arthur Melo; Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz.
Playing Napoli away from home will be very difficult for Liverpool; however, they have the better squad and have a great away following. With this in mind, we think the Liverpool side will win on the night.
Prediction: Napoli 1-3 Liverpool