Liverpool vs Napoli - Klopp: We will get what we deserve against Napoli

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by PA

Liverpool vs Napoli - Klopp: We will get what we deserve against Napoli

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants his players to solve the problem of their inconsistent Champions League form.

Three away defeats in their group have left the Reds needing to beat Napoli either 1-0 or by two clear goals at Anfield on Tuesday.

Their troubles began in Naples where Klopp’s side controlled much of the game only to concede an added-time winner to Lorenzo Insigne.

They have since lost to Red Star Belgrade and Paris St Germain away from home to leave them in third place in Group C facing a tricky home game against the Italians.

Liverpool vs Napoli - Klopp: We will get what we deserve against Napoli

“We knew it after the Napoli game that that was not good enough. Belgrade was not better. Paris was an OK away game, in the Champions League you can lose against PSG in their stadium,” said Klopp.

“We gave them a proper game but we lost it. So far at home we are good, we have to be even better tomorrow night.

“I told the boys, I really think if nothing special happens with referee decisions, we get tomorrow night what we deserve.

“We caused the situation in a good way and in a bad way. Now we have the chance to go through, that is special after the campaign we played so far.

“It is a big opportunity for us and we will try everything to put it right. If someone gives you a chance, it is about you and using it.”

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is likely to return after missing the last three matches with concussion but has been back in training so could replace Joel Matip.

Captain Jordan Henderson could also return to midfield after being a substitute against Bournemouth at the weekend.

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti insists his players will not be intimidated by the Anfield atmosphere and he has no intention of sending them out to get a draw.

“I don’t know what Liverpool are planning tomorrow but we all know about the intensity they play in these games,” he said.

“We haven’t come here to sit back, we’ve come here to play our own game – which is what we have always done.

“There are two important phases in football – attack and defence – and we need to get both of them right.

“Of course it is a big test for us. We know it is decisive. We are playing the last game, we have got this far and have a small advantage going into it.

“To use an analogy, we have already made the cake and we are looking for someone to put a cherry on the cake.”

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