Liverpool have been handed a huge injury boost ahead of their clash with Napoli in the Champions League on the 17th of September. The Naples side could be without two key players ahead of their visit from Liverpool on Tuesday.
Gli Azzurri currently find themselves 10th in Serie A following one win and one draw. Italian media outlet Sport Italia reported on two potential absentees.
Kopites will be overjoyed to find out that Lorenzo Insigne is doubtful for the game at the Stadio San Paolo. The inside forward has been a key man at Napoli for a number of seasons. Reds fans will remember the heartbreak of Insigne’s last gasp winner against Jürgen Klopp’s men in Naples last year. After a resolute defensive display from Liverpool, the Italian winger tapped in from close range after a ball was fired across the box by Jose Callejon.
The second big doubt for the Blues is Arkadiusz Milik. The domineering Polish forward provided Liverpool fans with one of the highlights of Alisson’s Anfield career so far. The Brazilian made a crucial save from close range in the Anfield fixture last season, denying the Polish forward a goal that would have all but knocked Liverpool out of the competition they went on to win. There are moments in a campaign that tell you you are going to win it – this was one of them; see Steven Gerrard v Olympiakos.
Napoli will still pose a considerable threat despite these absences and Liverpool will have to be on full alert.