Liverpool welcome Napoli to Anfield on Tuesday night in the Reds final game of the 2018 Champions League group stages.
Sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table after a 4-0 win over Bournemouth and a slip up by City, can Klopp's side also progress to the next stage in Europe?
Assuming that PSG beat Red Star, which I likely but not a certainty, Liverpool must beat their Italian opposition at L4. A 1-0 win would be enough but if Napoli find the net, the Reds will have to win by two clear goals (where have we heard that before? ... GERRAAAAARRRRRD).
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Liverpool enter this game on solid form, winning all four of their last four league games. Napoli come into this strong but have picked up a draw in their last four Serie A games, a 0-0 against Chievo, alongside three victories.
For me, what worries me the most is that I can't shake that Napoli will find the net. Players like Insigne are more than capable of causing hassle and while Liverpool's defence has been solid this season, the pressure in this situation can make all the difference.
I can accept that Napoli may score, the issue I have is that I'd almost rather they scored from the off so we have the maximum amount of time to do something about it. I don't want to be sat 1-0 up at 88 minutes and they find the net...
It's going to be a very tough game tomorrow and yes some will say focus on the league, I totally agree, if we're out I'm sure I'll get over it but I bloody love the Champions League and if Liverpool can get out the group I wouldn't fear anyone over two legs in knockout football.
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!