Liverpool v Napoli

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Sh*t or bust then. We need to win 1-0 or if Napoli score then we need to win by at least two clear goals to go through unless by some miracle PSG fail to beat Red Star then any win will do. This means that there is extra pressure on our attack to score and for the defence (and the team as a whole) to hopefully deliver a clean sheet.

The question then is who is going to play in defence? With Gomez injured I think VVD, Robertson and TTA are nailed on and then the choice for the final place is between Matip and Lovren. Personally I think it might be too soon for Lovren and Klopp's praise for Matip at the weekend also suggests to me that he thinks so too and will go with Matip for what is probably our most important game of the season so far.

In the midfield I think Klopp will start with Hendo, Gini and Milner and upfront Mane, Firmino and Salah. That gives us the option off the bench of Keita, Lallana and Shaqiri if needed. That said, all my team selection forecasts have been miles out lately so Klopp will probably decide to "go rogue" and rest Alisson, VVD, Firmino and Salah ;-)


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