In the series after losing out on the Champions League in the final, Alisson and his Liverpool teammates are looking to use last season as an inspiration in their group stage matches. Find out who Last Word on Football predict to be in Jurgen Klopp’s lineup against Napoli.
How Liverpool Have Lined-up Recently
Liverpool’s lineup has varied significantly over recent weeks thanks to a raft of injuries. The back line is consistent, featuring Alisson protected by Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez at centre-back. Trent Alexander-Arnold plays at right back opposite Andy Robertson out on the left.
A midfield three sits in front of the defenders, with Fabinho and James Milner playing in a holding role behind the more attacking Harvey Elliott. Jurgen Klopp likes a front line of three forwards, with Luis Diaz and Mo Salah in the wide positions as Darwin Nunez plays at number nine.
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Liverpool Recent Form and Tactics
The Reds have a firm tactic that they stick with, as Jurgen Klopp prefers a gegenpressing style that uses three midfielders and three forwards to press the opposition when out of possession, ready to launch immediate attacks after successful turnovers.
The Merseyside club has struggled as of late. With only two wins from the first six, the chance of mounting a successful title challenge against the ever-dominant Manchester City is ebbing away. The cup competitions, including the Champions League, present Liverpool’s best shot at silverware.
Liverpool Injuries to Consider
The club are currently on the way out of a long-term injury crisis, but there are still plenty of sidelined players. Midfielders Curtis Jones and Jordan Henderson are awaiting assessment, with both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita yet to return. Fabio Carvalho is a few days away from returning, as Thiago joins the squad. He is not likely to be in the Liverpool lineup.
The other injuries in the squad are peripheral. Caoinhim Kelleher is returning to training shortly, and Ibrahima Konate could return after the international break. Calvin Ramsay remains out of the squad, struggling with long-term fitness issues.
Liverpool Lineup Prediction
- GK – Alisson
- RB – Trent Alexander-Arnold
- CB – Joel Matip
- CB – Virgil van Dijk
- LB – Andrew Robertson
- CM – Fabinho
- CM – James Milner
- CAM – Harvey Elliott
- LW – Luis Diaz
- ST – Darwin Nunez
- RW – Mo Salah
Current Odds: Liverpool vs Napoli
Liverpool are favourites at 11/10. The next most likely outcome is a home win at 13/5, with the draw closely following at 17/6.