Liverpool will start the defense of their Champions League title tonight against Italian giants Napoli.
In the last campaign, Carlo Ancelotti’s men defeated the Reds 1-0 at home but in the return leg Jurgen Klopp’s men won 1-0 and ousted the Serie A side from the competition.
This time around, the away game against the Naples based club is the arguably the toughest fixture of the group for Liverpool. So, Klopp should start his team accordingly but the German manager must also take into consideration that the Reds have to face Chelsea in the PL next weekend.
As far as the team news is concerned, Origi suffered an ankle injury in the last PL contest vs Newcastle United and he is expected to be out for a week or two (LFC). Therefore, Firmino, who was excellent against the Magpies should return to the starting XI.
Andy Robertson sustained a knock during the last game and he did not even train yesterday (LFC). If he is not 100% then he should not start because we need him fit for the game against the Blues.
In place of the Scottish international, James Milner might start in the left back role vs Napoli. Alexander-Arnold might be rested as well and in his place, Joe Gomez could start in the right back position.
As far as the midfield is concerned, the likes of Fabinho and Wijnaldum should retain their starting places. On the other hand, skipper Henderson could return and replace Oxlade-Chamberlain in the center of the park.
Here is Liverpool’s probable 4-3-3 XI vs Napoli: