Extending on their stellar Premier League run away at Selhurst Park over the weekend, Liverpool will now turn their attention back to European duties when they host Napoli at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Knowing that three points will be enough for the defending Champions League winners to secure their spot in the knockout stage as Group E winners, fans on Merseyside have seen their side win each of their last three European appearances.
On the flip side, while the mood in Jurgen Klopp’s camp might be at a continued high, Napoli have continued to show some worrying issues over the past month.
Failing to win any of their last six matches across all competitions and beginning to freefall down the Serie A standings, Gli Azzurri could also only muster a 1-1 draw against Red Bull Salzburg in their last European outing.
However, you might be interested to know that the Italian outfit bagged a shock 2-0 win when they opened their Group E campaign against the Reds back in September. A similar upset victory is pencilled in as high as 7/1 with William Hill.
Klopp’s defensive headache?
While the likes of Sadio Mane might be continuing to spearhead Liverpool’s Premier League title charge this season, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will have some growing concerns over his side’s inability to keep a clean sheet.
Remarkably, the Reds have failed to record a single clean sheet in any of their last 10 matches across all competitions, a run that stems back to the 28th of September.
Also failing to record a clean sheet at Anfield since opening the 2019/2020 campaign, you might be interested to know that Liverpool can be found at 3/5 with Paddy Power to have their defence breach on Wednesday night.
Elsewhere, one man who looks set to be recalled to Klopp’s starting XI for their penultimate Group E appearance will be attacking talisman and former PFA Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah.
After sitting out at Selhurst Park over the weekend, the winger appears to have recovered from an ankle injury and should replace Divock Origi in midweek.
Salah can be found pencilled in at 10/11 with Coral to mark his return with a goal on Wednesday night.
Napoli’s extended rut
While Napoli might still be priced as low as 1/100 with Bet365 to secure a top-two finish in Group E next month, Head Coach Carlo Ancelotti has seen his side continue on what has been a worrying run of form.
Snatching a single point off of a struggling AC Milan over the weekend, the Italian’s have failed to win any of their last six matches across all formats, dropping points against the likes of Genoa, SPAL, and Red Bull Salzburg in their last European appearance.
Along with showing some worrying issues in the final third and failing to score more than a single strike in any of their last four appearances, the former Real Madrid boss could be without two key attacking options.
Both leading marksman Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne could miss out on Wednesday’s trip due to stomach and elbow problems respectively.
You might be interested to know that Napoli can be found at 5/4 with 888sport to draw a blank at Anfield in midweek.