Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Liverpool's XI from their last match against Napoli, where are they now?

Liverpool's XI from their last match against Napoli, where are they now?

Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool deserved to get beat by Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday as they suffered their second defeat of the season when Lorenzo Insigne scored an injury-time goal for a 1-0 win at the Stadio San Paolo.

Liverpool opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.

Napoli are joint second with FK Crvena Zvezda after both teams drew 1-1 last time out.

The Reds head to Italy with a familiar line-up in place, as Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson - formerly of Roma - returns to Italy as he starts in goal for Liverpool once again.

Keita transferred to Liverpool in the summer from RB Leipzig for £52.75 million and joins Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the ranks of their injured midfielders.

Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik nearly snatched the lead for the Italian side in the 33rd minute after turning well on the edge of the box before unleashing a powerful strike that was punched away by Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson.

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That also rules all five players out of Saturday's Premier League visit of Cardiff. We need to demand sacrifice and they will expend a lot of energy".

In attack, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané start from the off as the trio look to emulate their success in the competition last season.

Napoli's top Serie A scorer Insigne came close twice early, with Alisson comfortably saving a Milik header just before the break.

But Insigne finally shook off Virgil van Dijk to score the victor to deafening applause from the 41,000 crowd. "That happened to us".

"It was a friendly, and we didn't want to focus too much on the opponent and neglect what we were trying to do", he explained.

Ancelotti is no stranger to facing Liverpool in the Champions League having been in charge of AC Milan during the 2005 Champions League final which saw Liverpool famously fight back to lift their fifth European Cup.

Liverpool travel to Napoli tonight.

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