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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Napoli

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European champions Liverpool will have the chance to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages when they host Napoli at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

Liverpool

Liverpool maintained their eight-point lead on the top of the Premier League table thanks to Roberto Firmino’s late winner at Crystal Palace over the past weekend.

It was the Reds’ seventh successive win across all competitions, as they are still the only undefeated side in top-flight English football.

They are heading into the encounter with Napoli without Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip, while their star forward Mohamed Salah is expected to return to Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.

Napoli

Napoli travel to English after another disappointing result, a 1-1 draw against AC Milan back on Saturday evening.

Carlo Ancelotti’s boys have now failed to register a win in their last six games in Italy and Europe, noting five draws and one defeat.

They could be without Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne due to stomach and elbow problems respectively, while Kevin Malcuit is a long-term absentee due to ligament damage.

Keep an eye on

Liverpool’s best player in the calendar 2019 year is undoubtedly Sadio Mane, who has registered 12 goals and five assists in 18 appearances this term.

The Senegalese has now netted in three games in a row for the Reds and will be looking to maintain his perfect form against Napoli this evening.