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90' + 2'
K. Koulibaly
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A. Robertson
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D. Lovren
J. Milner
1 - 1
D. Mertens
G. Di Lorenzo
0 - 1

Match Stats

71% 28%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 1
Total Passes 731 293
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Liverpool LIV Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 8 +5 13 W D W W W
2 Napoli NAP Napoli 6 3 3 0 11 4 +7 12 W D D W D
3 Salzburg RBS Salzburg 6 2 1 3 16 13 +3 7 L W D L L
4 Genk GNK Genk 6 0 1 5 5 20 -15 1 L L L L D


8th Finals
UEFA Europa League


That's all from Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Napoli. Thanks for staying with us and goodbye for now.
It means qualification will come down to the final matchday - Liverpool need just a point against Salzburg to qualify for the last-16, but a win for the Austrian champions combined with a Napoli win or draw against Genk could see them in some trouble depending on the scorelines. In the meantime, the Reds are back in Premier League action against Brighton this Saturday, while Napoli will hope to ignite their Serie A campaign against Bologna on Sunday.
A masterclass in how to defend sees Napoli return to Naples with a vital point in their hunt for a spot in the knockout round of the Champions League. Mertens put the visitors in front with a brilliant 21st minute finish from Di Lorenzo's long ball, but Lovren levelled it up with a thumping header from Milner's corner 20 minutes into the second half. Liverpool also lost Fabinho to injury in the first half as they struggled to get into their groove at Anfield.
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Another late yellow card shown this time to Allan for complaining at the referee's decision to award a foul against Koulibaly for clambering over Van Dijk.
K. Koulibaly
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Tempers are flaring late on here as Koulibaly sprints over to get involved in the aftermath and he's shown a yellow card for the journey.
A. Robertson
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Robertson goes into the book. He shoves Di Lorenzo over the advertising boards and into the crowd!
90' + 1' We're into four minutes of added time.
90' Is there going to be a final chance in this for Liverpool? Henderson tries to pick out Mane with a deep cross, but it's too high for the forward and it sails over his head.
88' A point is good enough for Napoli and that's reflected in their approach to this game - with very little time remaining, they're now effectively set up in a 5-5-0, with Llorente dropping into midfield to prevent Liverpool playing through them.
86' Elmas does well to hold the ball up in the Liverpool box and lay it off to Younes - the two substitutes combining to keep possession - but it doesn't lead to anything.
A. Younes
P. Zieliński
85' Napoli make their final change of the game, bringing off Zielinski for Younes for his first appearance in the Champions League this season.
84' Henderson now wide to Alexander-Arnold, back to Henderson. It's a game of keep-ball between these two at the moment, but Henderson does eventually find a pass wide to Oxlade-Chamberlain. He tees up Alexander-Arnold for a first-time cross, but it's straight to Meret.
82' Just to follow that up, Mertens' goal is Napoli's only shot on target of the game! They've managed just four shots in total, all of them coming in the first half. It's not been an attacking performance for the ages this from the visitors, but a lesson in how to defend for sure.
E. Elmas
D. Mertens
81' Mertens hasn't at all been interested in attacking since he scored and it's his turn to make way now for Elmas as Napoli look to see out this result. What a finish for his goal, though.
80' That's not far off from Wijnaldum as he chests a loose ball down and volleys towards goal from outside the box, but it sails narrowly wide of the top-left corner.
T. Alexander-Arnold
J. Milner
78' Another high-energy shift from Milner - nabbing the assist for the equaliser - and he's withdrawn for Alexander-Arnold with 12 minutes plus added time to play.
76' Firmino, wide to Henderson, back to Oxlade-Chamberlain for a cross, but it's blocked. It falls to Robertson for a shot from outside the box, but it's high and wide.
74' Here's a stat for you - this is Napoli's 10th away match in England and they've won none of their previous nine! They've faced six different English teams in that time, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Leeds and Burnley. 
H. Lozano
72' Lozano hasn't been in the game much and he makes way for the target man Llorente, a free signing from Tottenham this summer. He came on in the final of this tournament against Liverpool for Spurs last season.
69' The expectation now is that Liverpool maintain their momentum and put Napoli to bed with another goal or two, such has been the quality of their performances this season. They've certainly raised their level this half.
67' An update on Group E - as it stands, Liverpool are back up to 10 points and top of the group with a three-point cushion over Salzburg. They're by no means out of the woods yet, but a point is better than nothing at all.
J. Milner
65' After failing to make the most of their set pieces all game, Milner finally pulls a decent delivery out of the bag just when Liverpool needed it most.
D. Lovren
65' GOAAAL! LIVERPOOL EQUALISE! They were struggling for openings, so it's almost expected that they score from a corner! Milner with the delivery and a fantastic header from Lovren into the bottom-right corner! Meret can only stand and watch. And it stands after a VAR check.
63' WHAT A CHANCE! An incisive move from Liverpool sees Oxlade-Chamberlain with a chance to cross and he picks out Firmino at the back post, but he heads wide! Manolas just does enough to put him off, it seems.
61' CHANCE! Good movement from Salah to create a yard a space, but his side-footed shot is straight down the middle and again it's easy for Meret to save. Liverpool are picking up the pace somewhat though.
59' Oxlade-Chamberlain is on a great run of form - four goals in his last four Liverpool starts and three goals in his last two Champions League appearances. If he scores today, he'll join Steven Gerrard as Liverpool's only two Englishmen to score in three straight Champions League games, a feat Gerrard achieved in 2007-08.
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
J. Gomez
57' It's not the change we expected, but Oxlade-Chamberlain is introduced for Gomez. It looks as though Henderson will drop in to the right-back role, with Milner covering if he bombs on.
56' Liverpool keep the pressure up, but Allan this time puts the hard defensive graft in to cut the move out. He's only just back into this Napoli side after an injury, but what an impact he's having.
55' OFF THE LINE! Meret makes a mistake off Henderson's ball - he drops it straight into Firmino's path, but Kouliably is there again to clear it off the line! What a game the Napoli centre-back is having!
52' We're settling into a familiar rhythm here - Liverpool in possession for the most part and Napoli defending in numbers deep into their own half. Without any changes, Liverpool could well face the same problems they did in the first half.
50' Gomez is released on the right and he manages to hook a cross into the box, but it's way too close to Meret and he claims that with ease.
48' The question for this half is when does Klopp introduce Alexander-Arnold? Liverpool have had plenty of possession down the right side and it's clear they're missing Alexander-Arnold's range of passing and vision in attack - they're flat without him.
46' KICK-OFF! Liverpool are trailing to Napoli at Anfield - can they turn it around in the second half?
Liverpool may have won both of their home games against Napoli in the recent past - a 3-1 win in the 2010-11 Europa League, then a 1-0 victory in last season's Champions League - but they're behind today against their perceived bogey side with the group now balancing precariously on a knife edge. With Salzburg 2-0 up against Genk, it could well come down to an all-or-nothing clash against the Austrian champions in the next game.
A poor Liverpool performance has seen them struggle to create chances and they go into the break with plenty of work to do to overturn a 1-0 deficit. Mertens put the visitors in front after 21 minutes with a wonderful finish - latching on to Di Lorenzo's over-the-top throughball - and they've defended in numbers since, with Liverpool finding it very tough to break them down.
45' + 4' MILNER COMES CLOSE! Excellent feet from Milner to get into a shooting position at the near post, but Meret reads him and makes the save! Liverpool have been much better as the half draws to a close.
45' + 3' A first yellow card has been shown and it's gone to Klopp - he's remonstrating with the officials for a foul by Allan against Mane and the referee is having none of it. The German is very animated in the dugout!
45' + 2' Salzburg have gone in front against Genk which means - as it stands - they're just two points behind Liverpool, with the two sides to meet in the next round of games in Austria.
45' PENALTY?! Mane is looking for the penalty, but the referee waves it away immediately! There's nothing in the challenge from Di Lorenzo.
43' Mane wins a corner off Allan and it's Robertson this time to take. Is there a chance in this? No - it's low and doesn't beat the front man and goes out for another attempt. The second from Robertson, though, goes out before it even reaches the box.
41' Great defending from Koulibaly to cut this move out! It's so slick from Liverpool to get there in the first place - Mane passes into Firmino, and the Brazilian finishes the one-two with a neat flick back to Mane to attempt a low cross towards Gomez - who's in space at the far post - but Koulibaly is perfectly placed to cut it out.
40' Liverpool have their own chance to break as Henderson charges into space, but he passes wide to Salah who slows the move down and turns backwards as another opportunity to create something amounts to nothing.
38' Henderson gives the ball away and Napoli have a chance to break, but they can't do much with it as Mertens is deep, meaning there's no focal point up front.
36' MERET SAVES! Liverpool have their first chance of the game - Van Dijk with a free header from a free-kick - but it's a simple stop for Meret as Van Dijk heads straight towards him. 
33' Henderson picks out Robertson with a great switch of play, but the left-back just isn't on the same wavelength with Mane at the monent. He tries to feed the winger with a little throughball, but Mane doesn't make the run.
31' Liverpool are really struggling to create even the faintest of openings against Napoli's stern defence - five at the back Napoli are playing when out of possession and it's proving difficult for Liverpool to break down. They're yet to have a shot on target.
29' Just a reminder of how it looks in Group E - as it stands, Liverpool are second with a four-point cushion over RB Salzburg, who are drawing in Genk. But a win for Salzburg coupled with a Liverpool defeat sets up a huge game in Austria for the final matchday.
27' Klopp's cryptonite - and Liverpool's, for that matter - strikes again. Three times now Klopp has lost against Napoli boss Ancelotti, his joint-most against an opposing manager alongside Arsene Wenger. Could it become four today?
25' The goal sees Mertens move just five behind Marek Hamsik in Napoli's all-time top scorers list - he's on 117 after today's opener.
23' Van Dijk picked up an injury in the process - VAR checked it, of course, to see whether there was a foul on Van Dijk in the build-up, but the decision stands. The goal is also checked for an offside against Mertens, but the VAR sees nothing wrong with it and it's given. Van Dijk, too, is okay to play on.
G. Di Lorenzo
21' Fantastic spot, too, from Di Lorenzo to see Mertens making his run and pick him out with a perfect throughball to take the Liverpool defence out of play.
D. Mertens
21' GOAAAL! NAPOLI STRIKE FIRST! Great finish from Mertens! It's so simple and so avoidable from a Liverpool perspective - one long ball over the top from Di Lorenzo, the offside flag stays down and Mertens tucks it away back across Alisson. 1-0 Napoli and they're in control of the group for now.
G. Wijnaldum
19' No chances being taken by Klopp as Fabinho is taken off for Wijnaldum. He was taken out by Lozano - completely unintentionally - and can't continue. He's heading straight down the tunnel for treatment and, with their run of games, they need every body available.
17' Corner for Liverpool - the first of the game - as Manolas slides in to win the ball off Mane as he's about to cross. It's Milner to take to the near post, but Fabinho can't do much with it and Napoli get rid.
16' Fabinho is cleared to rejoin the action and he jogs back onto the pitch. Maybe one to keep an eye on as the game progresses, but he's okay for now.
14' Fabinho now is down with an injury - Lovren tried to tackle Lozano, who was breaking, and the Napoli forward ended up clattering Fabinho in the process.
14' Henderson now, wide to Salah on the edge of the box - he tries to dink a ball into the area, but it's poor and Napoli clear.
12' Salah gives the ball away to Di Lorenzo, who feeds Lozano and a tidy lay-off from him into Mertens. He tries to cut onto his right, Lovren blocks the shot and Fabian then shoots wildy over on the follow-up. The first bit of attacking intent shown by Napoli so far.
10' It's been a tough season for Napoli so far - they're seventh in Serie A with 22 goals scored in 13 games, a rate of 1.7 goals per game. Last season, they finished second with 74 goals scored in 38 games. Goals have been an issue for them and it's no surprise to see their goals-per-game rate in the league drop by 0.3.
8' Koulibaly again under pressure - this time from Salah - but he picks out Rui on the left and Napoli are able to pass their way out of danger, but the move comes to an end as Lozano can't reach a long pass intended for him.
6' We have an early injury as Di Lorenzo goes down clutching his shoulder after falling heavily while trying to head the ball. Since he's off the pitch already, play can continue - so too can Di Lorenzo.
4' Fancy footwork from Koulibaly! He's under pressure from Firmino and pulls off a risky - but successfull - turn to beat the press, but Napoli are still under pressure for the time being.
2' An early free-kick for Napoli inside Liverpool's half and a first opportunity to get a ball into the box, but Robertson is first to it and clears.
1' KICK-OFF! Liverpool and Napoli are underway at Anfield.
Don’t go anywhere because the teams are out and kick-off is on the way.
Great news for Jurgen Klopp to be able to welcome Salah back into his starting XI - the Egyptian has nine goals and five assists this season, and scored the only goal as Liverpool beat Napoli at home in this competition last season. A good omen, perhaps?
Three changes for Liverpool from Selhurst Park - one in defence, midfield and attack - as Gomez comes in at right-back, Milner into midfield and Salah returns to the front three after spending Saturday’s win on the bench. Ancelotti, meanwhile, makes four changes from the draw in Milan - notably bringing in Manolas to form a back three and Fabian to bolster midfield, while Lorenzo Insigne is injured.
SUBS: David Ospina, Jose Callejon, Fernando Llorente, Eljif Elmas, Sebastiano Luperto, Amin Younes, Gianluca Gaetano.
NAPOLI XI: (3-5-2): Alex Meret; Nikola Maksimovic, Kostas Manolas, Kalidou Koulibaly; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Fabian Ruiz, Allan, Piotr Zielinski, Mario Rui; Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens.
SUBS: Adrian, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi.
LIVERPOOL XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
Something else to be optimistic about if you’re a Napoli fan - Anfield is a happy hunting ground for Carlo Ancelotti! He was the last manager to beat Liverpool in a Champions League game at Anfield, all the way back in 2014 with Real Madrid. And an emphatic 3-0 victory it was, too.
A win for Liverpool secures top spot in Group E and passage to the knockout rounds with a game to spare, but a reminder that Napoli are the only side to beat the Reds in normal time this season. Napoli know that a win of their own seals their place in the next round of the Champions League, but they're winless in six in all competitions.
Hello and welcome to matchday five in the Champions League as Liverpool host Napoli at Anfield.