• David Tyrer

LFC's Champions League opponents Napoli in turmoil ahead of clash

Liverpool will take on Italian giants Napoli on Wednesday evening in the Champions League - the fourth meeting between the two sides in the past 12 months.


It'll be the Reds fifth match day of this season's group stage and it's fair to say that whoever wins is big favourite to progress at the top of the table.


But while Liverpool would've been strong favourites as the home side anyway, the news coming out of Naples lately has not been positive for our opponents, with bad recent form, with 5 draws and a defeat in their last 6.


In the last 24 hours though, things have gone from bad to worse, with the news today that Lorenzo Insigne has been left behind in Naples ahead of the game. It has now emerged that president Aurelio De Laurentiis has fined the first team squad €2.5million following 'mutiny'.


The cause of the fine is De Laurentiis attempting to force the squad to go on a week-long training camp after the last round's 1-1 draw with Salzburg. Something which Ancelotti and his playing squad were reluctant - and subsequently - refused to do.


It will make for an interesting match, particularly as we still have another 48 hours for things to get even more interesting.


A win will put Liverpool through as group winners, with Napoli currently being a point behind us, and will allow Klopp to look to rest his squad in the next round of games away at Salburg on the 10th of December.



 
 

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