Match Today: Liverpool vs Napoli 07-09-2022 UEFA Champions League
Napoli leads the Serie A standings after a good start to the season and will aim to make it even better when they host Liverpool in their first game of the Champions League in Group A.
In his five opening matches, Napoli did not lose. That is, three wins. They are coming from a 2-1 away win over Lazio which will motivate them to enter this match. Liverpool, for their part, is coming from a difficult game in the Merseyside derby, which ended 0-0 against Everton.
The Reds will be under heavy pressure to win this match after only two wins in their first six matches. These two teams are going through contrasting runs; Napoli are doing well and Victor Osimhen remains key in attack. He's done a good job so far.
On the other hand, Liverpool are not scoring as much as they should but their threat continues. They will be on their way to a good start in the Champions League after a slow start in the Premier League.
Liverpool vs Napoli
Napoli is still undefeated this season. They were strong and responded well to key exits, especially if it was Lorenzo Insigne and Calido Koulibaly.
They scored two goals in three of their five matches and failed to score in only one. In all rounds they have done well in attack and will want to do the same in defence, having kept five clean sheets.
Liverpool, on the other hand, is coming from a 0-0 draw and will look to recover after winning two wins in three games. This clean sheet was his second in the six matches he played this season and in the other four matches both teams scored.
Napoli vs Liverpool
Napoli will once again have to plan this match without injured Karim Zidadka and Diego Diem. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been in a good form of scoring and will be an important player here, lining up in attack alongside Victor Osimhen. The two have scored six goals so far.
As for Liverpool, captain Jordan Henderson missed the Everton game and there is still no doubt about that. His absence exacerbated midfield woes with Naby Keita and Thiago Alcantara also missing. Liverpool scored two wins in their first six matches.
Napoli have three wins in their first five matches. Napoli failed to score in only one of their first five matches. Liverpool failed to score in one of their last six matches. Both teams have scored in four of Liverpool's six matches this season.