Liverpool get their Champions League campaign underway on Tuesday. Jürgen Klopp has reached a final in every year of European competition for Liverpool, so Kopites can be hopeful that the German will continue his impressive run.
We look at three things that will definitely happen when Liverpool meet Napoli.
Pundits will mention the dressing rooms
Carlo Ancelotti appeared to be getting his excuses in early the other day. There is extensive building work taking place at the San Paolo stadium in Naples and the Italian gaffer took the time to tell the media how upset he is with the cleanliness of the facilities at the moment. In a statement on the club website, the manager said: “I have seen the state of the dressing rooms at the San Paolo. There are no words.” A tweet from the Serie A team’s official Twitter account showed the extent of the issue:
Queste le condizioni degli spogliatoi del Napoli dello stadio San Paolo, a 70 ore da #NapoliSampdoria, che hanno scatenato la reazione di @MrAncelotti contro Regione, Comune e Commissari. pic.twitter.com/YAROtscwIh
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) September 12, 2019
Fabinho will start
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The Brazilian could prove to be the difference on Tuesday. Last year when the Reds visited Napoli, the midfield was a key battle that we looked all at sea in. The long legged midfielder will be vital in the middle for Klopp.
Joe Gomez will play
With Trent Alexander-Arnold having played against Kosovo last Tuesday and against Newcastle on Sunday, we can expect Joe Gomez to get a run out in Italy. Liverpool face Chelsea on Sunday, we will need Trent fighting fit for the trip. JoGo will provide defensive steel if he starts at right-back.