Liverpool suffer late defeat at Napoli

Arnold Nichols
October 4, 2018

The Italian team dominated proceedings against last season's runners-up, ensuring they did not manage a single shot on target, but they had to wait for a late Lorenzo Insigne strike to secure the three points that sent them top of Group C. Whilst in the Champions League, a late goal from Roberto Firmino gave Jurgen Klopp's side a big 3-2 victory in matchday one. I hope we can qualify, I know we can do it. You have to stay calm in a situation like that, but we were too hectic with the ball. "They had a good game, we didn't, that's why they deserved the three points".

"That's the second time this season that we have conceded a goal like that, then they were on their bikes, the atmosphere was there because we let them do what they did".

"In the 89th minute we make another tactical mistake, we didn't close the gap between Joe [Gomez] and Virgil [van Dijk], and then we can not react any more".

"A big part of that performance was my fault for sure, but I need at least one night to watch it again and see what was the fault".

It is going to be a hard balancing act for the German, as Pool can take a giant step towards the Champions League group stage if they can see off Napoli, but at the same time their Premier League campaign could hinge on the outcome at Anfield on Sunday.

"A 0-0 away from home is OK, but we made a mistake before their goal. That happened to us".

"We got to the Europa League final and the League Cup final, last season we did well in the league and the boys got to the Champions League final".

And his two former sides are going to collide in a much talked about Champions League game tonight at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in Naples.

Napoli and Liverpool played two games against each other in the 2010-11 Europa League group stage.

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