It’s been several years since a Liverpool side has taken on Serie A team Napoli. In fact, all of the players who featured in Roy Hodgson’s side for that last game are long gone. But Liverpool’s former AS Roma superstars, Mohamed Salah and Alisson Becker, are no strangers to Stadio San Paolo.
In fact, Alisson played there only seven months ago when Roma beat Napoli in a thrilling 4-2 game that the goalkeeper remembers clearly.
“They had 24 attempts on goal, 13 on target. I made 11 saves and conceded two goals,” Alisson told the official site.
“It’s always tough playing away against a great club. In Napoli, we’ll definitely find really passionate fans, and a team that comes onto the pitch with a huge desire to win. The last and only time I played there, we happily got a win, but it was one of the games I had to work hardest in during the season.
“It was one of the toughest games of the season for us in Serie A, so it’s definitely going to be a tough game. They’ve had the same basis of the team for three to four years.
“I hope we have a great game and achieve the victory, but it’ll definitely be a big challenge for us.”
After their big home win against PSG, Liverpool will be looking to keep that momentum going in the next Champions League match. It would be a huge confidence boost to go to Naples and win at the Stadio San Paolo — one that could carry over into the weekend’s match against Manchester City.