After a Daniel Sturridge stunner salvaged a point for Liverpool last weekend against title rivals Chelsea in the Premier League, the Reds now continue their tough run of fixtures as they travel to Naples for a Champions League encounter with Napoli, as they prepare to maintain their unbeaten run in the Premier League in a Blockbuster encounter against Champions Manchester City on Sunday. But first, their focus will be on the UEFA Champions League when they will play to remain on top of the table after they got the better of PSG in a stellar game at Anfield in game week 1.
🔴 Liverpool's team bonding warm-up… 🔴
The Reds have arrived in Naples and enjoyed a light-hearted training session in the San Paolo stadium this evening pic.twitter.com/wgBYPk4fg3
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 2, 2018
It will certainly be a tough away game for Liverpool and will truly test them. It is no secret that Jurgen Klopp has been able to get the best out of his men this season and with more competition among squad members, Liverpool are truly a force to be reckoned with, both in Europe and in England. Carlo Ancelotti will know all about Liverpool, considering he has faced them on numerous occasions, with teams like Chelsea in the Premier League and with AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.
There has also been a lot of talk about the performances of Liverpool’s Egyptian king Mo Salah, some even stating that he is a one season wonder. The star forward has definitely not had the best of starts to his season but his stats are pretty similar to those he had in the beginning of last season where he went on to score a mammoth 44 goals for the English club. Klopp was quick to dodge questions about Salah’s form and said that it was only a matter of time that he starts scoring goals because he has been getting into amazing goal scoring positions, just like last year but needs to keep his cool in front of the goal. He believes that it’s only a matter of time that the little magician will silence his critics.
Maradona and Dalglish 🙏
The Curva Sud and The Kop 👏
The docks in Naples and the port in Liverpool ⛵
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 2, 2018
Jurgen Klopp might look to shuffle his midfield trio as he has so often done this season, courtesy the squad depth he has managed to over the transfer season. The game might also see a second start for the highly rated Brazilian Fabinho who has started just one game as of yet for the Reds. Klopp has taken his time in helping the man get accustomed to the style of play and may be expected to be given game time tomorrow. A win will propel them to the top of the group, in a game that would be a treat to watch, considering the players on show.