Liverpool predicted XI v Napoli

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Jurgen Klopp is predicted to make two changes to Liverpool’s starting line-up ahead of their penultimate Champions League group stage fixture against Napoli at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Liverpool lost the reverse fixture against Carlo Ancelotti’s side and with the Italians just a point behind the Reds in their group, Klopp is likely to select a strong side for this week’s action.

Joe Gomez has regularly started in the Champions League so it is predicted that he could replace Dejan Lovren in the back-four while Mohamed Salah, who was only fit enough for the bench in the 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, could start in the attack with Georginio Wijnaldum dropping out.

Wijnaldum, 29, has been in and out of Klopp’s starting line-up for European games and as he completed 90 minutes at Selhurst Park, he seems the most likely midfielder to be dropped.

Alisson Becker is predicted to start in goals behind a back-four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson.

Fabinho could start as the holding midfielder with Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the more central roles.

Liverpool’s attack is expected to be the usual front-three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino as Klopp aims to seal qualification to the knock-out stages with a victory against the Neapolitans.

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