Best of the photos as Liverpool train at Stadio San Paolo ahead of Napoli tie

2 October 2018

Jurgen Klopp oversaw training at the Stadio Sao Paolo on Tuesday evening, as Liverpool prepare to take on Napoli in their latest Champions League clash.


The Reds arrived in Naples on Tuesday afternoon buoyed by a hard-fought draw at Chelsea, and with memories of their 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain still fresh.

Klopp’s side face another big challenge in the shape of Napoli, however, as the manager looks to balance his squad between this game and the weekend’s visit of Man City.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference earlier in the evening, Klopp described Wednesday’s opponents as a “really good football team.”

“Napoli is really well organised, with quality in all departments—speed, good in dribbling, tactically really strong—and that makes it a really good football team,” he said.

“The good news for us is we’re not too bad as well, so that’s why I’m looking forward to the game.”

NAPLES, ITALY - Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between S.S.C. Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Paolo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp was joined by midfielder Gini Wijnaldum for the pre-match media duties, with the Dutch midfielder praising Daniel Sturridge‘s form and fitness this season.

NAPLES, ITALY - Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between S.S.C. Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Paolo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sturridge was among the 23-man squad who then trained at the 55,000-seater stadium, looking very relaxed and happy.

NAPLES, ITALY - Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge looks at Dominic Solanke during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between S.S.C. Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Paolo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The session began with a birthday song for Alisson and Roberto Firmino, who turned 26 and 27 on Tuesday.

NAPLES, ITALY - Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between S.S.C. Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Paolo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The group then engaged in some team bonding exercises before advancing into a proper warm up and some ball work.

NAPLES, ITALY - Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner is given the bumps by team-mates during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between S.S.C. Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Paolo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

NAPLES, ITALY - Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between S.S.C. Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Paolo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


Liverpool Squad in Naples

NAPLES, ITALY - Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Liverpool players during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between S.S.C. Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Paolo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Mignolet, Grabara

Defenders: Van Dijk, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Robertson, Moreno

Midfielders: Wijnaldum, Keita, Milner, Henderson, Fabinho

Forwards: Firmino, Mane, Salah, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Origi, Solanke

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