Napoli vs Liverpool
Liverpool are set to take on Napoli later today.
The Napoli clash is Liverpool’s first Champions League group game of the new season.
Liverpool also have RB Salzburg and Genk in their qualifying group.
Napoli were in Liverpool’s Champions League group during the 2018/19 campaign.
The two sides faced off twice with Liverpool winning one tie 1-0 and Napoli winning the other clash 1-0.
However, it would be Liverpool who earned second spot in their group last season, while Napoli had to settle for third place.
TAA on Insigne
In the game which Napoli won between the two teams last campaign, Lorenzo Insigne scored the winner in the 90th minute.
Insigne has had a quality start to the 2019/20 campaign for Napoli.
In three Serie A outings, the left-winger has scored two and assisted two.
Should Alexander-Arnold start at right-back vs Napoli, he is likely going to be the one dealing with Insigne.
Ahead of the Napoli clash, TAA has been speaking about Insigne and stated he is kind of like Eden Hazard:
“He’s a great player, probably a little bit underrated in terms of the respect and the plaudits that he gets, but he’s a real fantastic player.
“I think his teammates will say the same and the people that come up against him will say how tricky he is to actually nullify. He’s a good player, they’ve got many a good player and we need to be ready for that.
“He’s someone who really helps them play football, understands the way that they want to play, really encourages the team to play out, [and they are] able to hit him and he’ll be able to hold the ball up.
“He’s a really tricky player, really strong, fast, quite agile. He’s kind of like Eden Hazard I’d say, that type of player who is tricky to get hold of and mark.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.
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