Fabinho & Naby Keita out, Dejan Lovren in: Liverpool probable XI vs Napoli

Ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League crunch clash with SSC Napoli, Jurgen Klopp has been tipped to make a number of surprise changes to his line-up that defeated AFC Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday.

The Reds must defeat the Italian side 1-0 or by more than two goals to reach the knockout stages of the competition.

Klopp set to make changes: Liverpool line-up vs Napoli (Paul Joyce)

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Liverpool probable line-up vs Napoli, according to Paul Joyce of Liverpool Echo:

Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Andy Robertson; James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum; Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah.

Dejan Lovren is expected to return to the side, replacing Joel Matip despite the Cameroonian defender impressing on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the midfield duo of Naby Keita and Fabinho are both set to drop to the bench, with Henderson regaining his place.

Sadio Mane also looks set to return for the Reds after recovering from a foot injury.

NAPLES, ITALY – OCTOBER 03: Naby Keita of Liverpool receives medical treatment during 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 Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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NAPLES, ITALY – OCTOBER 03: Lorenzo Insigne and Simone Verdi of SSC Napoli celebrate the first goal of their team during 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)

Another huge evening of European action awaits at Anfield with Liverpool looking to keep alive their Champions League campaign.

Despite currently being sat third in the group, Jurgen Klopp’s destiny remains in their own hands.

Liverpool must defeat Napoli this evening, winning either 1-0 or by two goals or more due to the two sides’ head-to-head record.

After losing 1-0 at the Stadio San Paolo, Klopp’s side winning 2-1 would see them eliminated due to head-to-head being 2-2 but Napoli having scored an away goal.


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