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Liverpool v Napoli: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news, preview and how to watch Champions League football on BT Sport

Everything you need to know about how to watch a Liverpool v Napoli live stream, plus an in-depth match preview, exclusive videos and more as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool look to secure qualification to the knockout stage.

Liverpool v Napoli live stream and TV coverage will be available across the BT Sport network as last year's beaten Champions League finalists look to qualify from the most hotly contested group in the competition.

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Liverpool v Napoli: Match Preview

European competition and Liverpool Football Club are intrinsically linked and Britain’s most successful export stand on the brink of another magical Anfield night ahead of their do-or-die clash with Napoli.

The five-time European Cup winners and last season’s beaten finalists will progress to the knockout stage should they beat the Italians 1-0 or by two or more goals.

Steeped in tradition – in spine-tingling glory and heart-wrenching tragedy in equal measure – Liverpool’s travails in Europe are incomparable.

From dominance under Bob Paisley to suspension after Heysel, fallow years in the 1990s to that night in Istanbul, Liverpool’s influence on European football is indelible.

Their success can be attributed in part to their imperious home form – abetted by the fabled Anfield atmosphere.

And ahead of their winner-takes-all meeting with Napoli, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has called on the Anfield faithful to reproduce European atmospheres of yesteryear.

“It would be really cool if the crowd was on its feet. It's a big one and our people know that. I know they will already be warming up," he said.

“We know how big the atmosphere can be and hopefully we see that.”

Liverpool’s contrasting fortunes at home and on the road have been laid bare in the Champions League.

They have won both fixtures at Anfield – 3-2 against PSG and 4-0 against Red Star – and lost all three away games, 1-0 at Napoli, 2-0 in Red Star and, last time out, 2-1 against PSG.

In fact, the Reds have lost five of their last seven European matches, with all of those defeats coming outside England.

Klopp will be desperate to buck the trend and secure qualification – avoiding the spectre of Europa League football in the process.

However, he faces one of the sternest examinations in European football against Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli.

Second in Serie A, Napoli are unbeaten in this season's competition, picking up two wins and three draws thus far.

They are also unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions (W8 D4), since a 3-1 loss at Juventus in September.

They warmed up for their trip to Anfield by beating lowly Frosinone 4-0 in Naples on Saturday thanks to a brace from Arkadiusz Milik.

Last season’s Serie A runners-up have a wealth of attacking options at their disposal, including Milik, Dries Mertens, José Callejón, Piotr Zieliński, Marek Hamsik and Lorenzo Insigne.

Napoli also inflicted Liverpool’s first defeat of the Champions League this season in October courtesy of a last-gasp strike from Insigne, prompting Klopp’s conclusion that “we have to blame ourselves".

Despite their fluctuating European fortunes, Liverpool sit top of the Premier League after Manchester City succumbed to their first league defeat of the season at Chelsea on Saturday.

Still unbeaten in domestic competition, Liverpool will be buoyed by the fact that much-fancied City blinked first in the title race.

But they will also be acutely aware that their season could be derailed by defeats to Napoli and Manchester United on Sunday.

The Reds have enjoyed their best ever start to a Premier League campaign; unbeaten in their 16 games to date (W13 D3), they have also reeled off five straight wins.

They ran out 4-0 victors at Bournemouth on Saturday, equalling their biggest success of the season thanks to a hat-trick from last season’s top scorer Mohamed Salah.

Despite a slow start after a torrid World Cup campaign with Egypt, Salah looks to have rediscovered last season’s scintillating form and is now the Premier League’s joint top-scorer alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with ten goals.

Napoli’s visit to Anfield will mark 199 days since Liverpool’s heart-breaking defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev.

And ahead of a seminal week in the club’s season, only a victory against Napoli will allow their fans to dream of going one better this time around.

Liverpool v Napoli: Team News

Sadio Mane returned to Liverpool’s squad for their comprehensive victory over Bournemouth on Saturday and looks set to feature against Napoli.

Nathaniel Clyne, Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are long-term absentees and Dejan Lovren is touch-and-go after not being risked for the trip to the south coast.

Adam Lallana is also a doubt after needing stitches in a head injury he sustained at the Vitality Stadium.

Ancelotti, meanwhile, has Alex Meret at his disposal after making his debut against Frosinone at the weekend, while full-back Faouzi Ghoulam also made his comeback from a year-long injury absence in the Partenopei's 4-0 win.

Liverpool v Napoli: The Managers

Klopp: “We were not good at Napoli so first of all we would like to show we are better than that.
 
“So we also have to call again on Anfield, and they should help us because that’s a massive game, a really massive game.
 
“Last year we did nearly everything to get qualified for that tournament again, because we had the final in the background but we also knew we had to do the job in the league
 
“So now we have the chance with a specific result still to go through when this Champions League campaign so far was not really ours.
 
“In the home games so far we weren’t quite so impressive. They know as well it will be tough, but they are strong and we need to be very strong.
 
“We have to be on our toes on Tuesday night. It’s a big one, our people know that and I know they are already warming up.”
 
Ancelotti“I have lots of memories of Anfield and my last one is a good one because I won the title there with Chelsea.
 
“It's going to be a tough, exciting match. We'll go there and play our usual game. It would be counterproductive to try and park the bus. Besides anything else, that's not how we play.
 
“We'll try to boss the game and I'm sure the lads are ready and fired up to give their absolute all.
 
“We'll go there with an attacking mindset.”

Liverpool v Napoli: Key Stats

  • This will be the fourth competitive meeting between Liverpool and Napoli, with the two sides having a balanced record of one win apiece and a draw.
     
  • Napoli enjoyed a 1-0 win over Liverpool on MD2 of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, thanks to a 90th minute goal from Lorenzo Insigne; a goal that was the 18th and final shot in the match.
     
  • Liverpool didn’t attempt a single shot on target in their Champions League meeting with Napoli on MD2; the first time that they had failed to attempt a single shot on target in a Champions League match since February 2006 (vs Benfica).
     
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in 18 successive European matches at Anfield (W13 D5 L0), last losing at home in European competition back in October 2014 against Real Madrid (0-3).
     
  • Napoli haven’t won any of their last six UEFA Champions League away matches (W0 D2 L4), with their last victory on the road in the competition coming in Lisbon against Benfica, back in December 2016 (2-1).
     
  • If Napoli avoid defeat, they’ll have reached the knockout stages for the third time in five Champions League campaigns (also 2011-12 and 2016-17).
     
  • Liverpool need to win 1-0 or by a two-goal margin to avoid being eliminated – they’ve been knocked out at this stage in two of their last three Champions League campaigns.
     
  • Liverpool have won (4) and scored (3) more penalties in the Champions League this season than any other side.
     
  • Dries Mertens’ two goals for Napoli against Crvena Zvezda on MD5 took his tally to 10 in the Champions League, making him the outright highest Belgian goalscorer in the competition.
     
  • Mohamed Salah has scored eight goals in eight UEFA Champions League matches as a Liverpool player at Anfield – only Steven Gerrard (14) has scored more goals at home for Liverpool in the competition than the Egyptian.

Liverpool v Napoli: Head-to-head

A late winner from Insigne gave Napoli all three points when the sides met in Naples in October. Steven Gerrard inspired Liverpool to a 3-1 victory in the Europa League group stage in the previous meeting between the sides in 2010.

Previous three meetings:

 Date   Competition   Result   Scorers 
03/10/2018 Champions League Napoli 1-0 Liverpool Insigne
04/11/2010 Europa League Liverpool 3-1 Napoli Gerrard (3); Lavezzi
21/10/2010 Europa League Napoli 0-0 Liverpool  

Liverpool v Napoli: Match Odds

Liverpool: 8/13

Draw: 7/2

Napoli: 7/2

All odds correct with Bet365 at the time of writing.

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