PREVIEW: Napoli v Liverpool

Liverpool are in Italy on Wednesday night to face Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli. Carlo is a manager I truly admire and Italian football is something I love so I am very much looking forward to our Champions League tie this week and hope the Reds can come away with a win.

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One of the top supported clubs in Italy, Napoli have started their season well and currently sit second in Serie A, six points behind leaders Juventus. Their record in the European Cup is relatively strong and Naples always proves to be a difficult venue for travelling teams.

Players like Insigne and Hamsik can pose a real threat in this match with the former being 2nd in the top scorers' list in Italy at the moment. 

There are no injury concerns for Napoli and Jurgen Klopp now has Dejan Lovren back and could potentially call upon the World Cup finalist for his back four selection.

Napoli and Liverpool have only ever crossed paths twice before this game, that was in the Europa League in the 2010/2011 season. The Reds drew 0-0 in Italy with a team that featured Paul Konchesky and won 3-1 at Anfield thanks to a Steven Gerrard hat-trick.

After Roberto Firmino netted a late winner against PSG, it is hoped that the Reds can continue their momentum against Napoli. I personally think it is going to be a very difficult game for Liverpool but I also feel Napoli's style of play will suit Klopp's side.

Napoli have won three out of their last six in all competitions while Liverpool have won four. Napoli only managed a draw in their opening group game in the Champions League against Red Star Belgrade and they enter this game on the back of a damaging loss at the hands of Juventus. The Reds on the other hand, enter this match after a dramatic game at Stamford Bridge when Daniel Sturridge fired home a stunning strike to nick a point.

It will be interesting to see who Klopp fields for this one in his starting XI as he must have an eye on the Man City game at the weekend.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!