Napoli name strong squad for Liverpool trip

NAPLES, ITALY - OCTOBER 03: Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insige players of SSC Napoli celebrate the victory after the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between SSC Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo on October 3, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
NAPLES, ITALY - OCTOBER 03: Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insige players of SSC Napoli celebrate the victory after the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between SSC Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo on October 3, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Napoli have named their squad for the Champions League trip to Liverpool, with the likes of Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches the notable absentees.

The match slated to take place at Anfield on Tuesday at 20.00 GMT happens to be the decider for who goes through to the Round of 16.

According to Football Italia, Raul Albiol who was left out of the team for Saturday’s 4-0 Serie A victory over Frosinone will make the trip and is expected to start at Anfield.

Ghoulam is equally part of the travelling party after providing two assists for Arkadiusz Milik this weekend, his first appearance since rupturing his ACL in November 2017.

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The only absentees for Ancelotti’s side are Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches, while Amin Younes is not on the UEFA list.

Napoli squad for Liverpool: Ospina, Karnezis, Meret, Mario Rui, Maksimovic, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Luperto, Malcuit, Hysaj, Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz, Rog, Allan, Diawara, Hamsik, Mertens, Callejon, Milik, Insigne, Ounas

Liverpool warmed up for the clash with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth thanks to Salah’s hat-trick and Klopp is banking on their 12th man(the Anfield crowd) to roar them into the knockout stages.