Liverpool’s predicted starting XI vs Napoli

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Liverpool have lost all the away games in their Champions League group and tonight, at home, they need to beat Napoli 1-0 or by a two goal margin to earn a place in the KO stages of the competition.

In Italy, Azzurri playmaker Lorenzo Insigne scored very late for Napoli to beat the Reds. Who will turn out on top at Anfield?

The Merseysiders were impressive at the weekend and defeated Bournemouth to move to the top of the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp should look to make a few changes in the team that started vs the Cherries on Saturday.

James Milner started in the right back position vs Bournemouth. The retired England international could be replaced with young Alexander-Arnold.

Joe Gomez is out injured and in his absence, Joel Matip should get the nod to start in the central defense with Virgil van Dijk in front of Samba shot stopper Alisson. Robertson should start in the left back position.

In the center of the park, Liverpool must play a specialist play breaker in the form of Fabinho and with him, Klopp must utilize Naby Keita, who has been in top form of late.

As far as the attack is concerned, Sadio Mane did not feature vs Burnley and started on the bench vs Bournemouth. He will likely return to the starting XI vs Napoli to play with Firmino and Shaqiri behind Salah, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend.

Predicted starting XI: Alisson| Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson|Fabinho,  Keita| Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane, Salah

Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Napoli