Liverpool V Napoli LIVE Football Match Score 07/09/2022
Liverpool now face a stern test against a Napoli side that currently sits top of Serie A having taken 11 points from a possible 15 so far. Luciano Spalletti’s team come into this clash off the back of a 1-2 away win at Lazio, thanks to goals from Kim Min-Jae and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, while Liverpool had to settle for a draw in Saturday’s Merseyside derby against local rivals Everton. Both clubs will be keen to get a positive result in their first match of what looks like being a tricky Group A, with Dutch giants Ajax and Scotland’s Rangers making up the quartet.
Napoli come into their first Champions League tie of the season in solid form: the side currently sit second in the Serie A table after three wins and two draws from their opening five games. The star of the show has been 21-year-old winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who has notched four league goals already, and manager Luciano Spalletti will be hoping he also shines on the biggest stage in European football. Meanwhile, Liverpool have had a much tougher start to the season. The side have only won two of their first six Premier League games, and have suffered three draws and a defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United. Key player Mohamed Salah has been frustratingly out of form so far this season, but the talismanic attacker has a strong pedigree in the Champions League and remains a danger man that Napoli will no doubt be wary of.
Can Napoli stymie the defending champs? Check back at CBSSports.com to keep track of this and all the UEFA Champions League events. Craving even more coverage of the world’s game? Listen below and follow ¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast where we take you beyond the pitch and around the globe for commentary, previews, recaps and more. in the wake of last season’s disappointing defeat to Real Madrid in Paris, Jurgen Klopp told supporters to book their hotel rooms already for the 2022/23 final as Liverpool would be back. Now the pressure is really on to live up to the promise, and a convincing victory against Napoli would be a great way to lay down a marker. However, the Reds don’t have the best CL record against their Italian opposition.
Liverpool will be hoping that their recent domestic misfortune does not carry over onto the European stage when Napoli play host to the Reds in their opening Champions League Group A match on Wednesday.
The two sides renew hostilities at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona prior to also meeting Ajax and Rangers in Group A, and the Partenopei have enjoyed a far better opening to their league season
Napoli is set to face off against Liverpool in their first match of the Champions League group stage at 3 p.m. ET September 7th at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. There are 32 teams in the group stage divided into 8 groups; the winners and runners-up in each group will advance to the round of 16, the third-place teams will continue in the Europa League round of 32, and the losers will bid the tournament farewell. This is the first Champions League match of the season for both teams. Last season, Napoli had to settle for an appearance in the Europa League, where they lost in the playoff round to Barcelona on an aggregate score of 0-0. As for Liverpool, they were one match away from winning it all, losing to Real Madrid 1-0 in the Champions League final.
The sides have previously met four times in the Champions League group stages (in 2018/19 and 2019/20), and in those meetings Liverpool have only managed a single win. Furthermore, under Klopp the Reds have never even scored at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona stadium. Whispers of a Serie A title charge are still prevalent around Naples, as Luciano Spalletti’s side returned to winning ways in ideal fashion against Lazio after dropping four points against Fiorentina and Lecce at the end of August. The effervescent Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored his fourth Serie A goal of the season to steal all three points for Napoli, who initially went behind to Mattia Zaccagni’s fourth-minute opener before Kim Min-jae restored parity with a header before half time.
We’ve set out below all the ways you can watch tonight’s Champions League action in a number of countries around the world. However, if you’re away travelling for work or pleasure, you probably won’t be able to watch tonight’s match like you normally would at home.
That’s because of the pesky digital restriction known as geo-blocking, which prevents certain streaming services from being accessed beyond the region that they’re based in. Help is at hand however if you run into this issue with the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage no matter where you are in the world.