LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 27, 2019: SSC Napoli's Dries Mertens (R) and Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lethargy, concerns and Salzburg worry – Liverpool fans react to 1-1 draw vs. Napoli

Liverpool could only draw 1-1 at home to Napoli on Wednesday night, but Champions League qualification is still in their hands.

Liverpool 1-1 Napoli

Champions League, Anfield
November 27, 2019

Goals: Mertens 21′; Lovren 65′

The Reds knew that victory over the Serie A team would book their place in the last-16, but it didn’t pan out that way.

Liverpool were far from their best in the opening 45 minutes, with Dries Mertens’ well-taken strike the difference between the two sides.

Losing Fabinho to injury was a particular worry, while Virgil van Dijk going down in the lead-up to Mertens’ also caused alarm, prior to him carrying on.

Jurgen Klopp‘s men were much improved after the break, though, and Dejan Lovren powered home a header to equalise midway through the second half.

That’s the way the scoreline remained, meaning Liverpool just have to avoid defeat away to Salzburg to reach the next round.

Here’s how Liverpool supporters reacted to the result on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.


Liverpool’s lethargic display worried some, while Napoli frustrated others…

“A poor match yet again, we’ll struggle against Brighton playing like this!” – Andreas Baglo Kjaer on Facebook.

“That was bad, why can’t we do it the easy way once, just once!” – waldaz on the forums.


Some weren’t impressed with Klopp’s team selection…

“Sorry but I blame Jurgen for that performance tonight. Poor team selection.” – John Gardner on Facebook.


A testing trip to Salzburg isn’t ideal…

“We’ll have to finish off the job in Salzburg. As always, nothing will be easy for us.” – Hope in your heart on Facebook.

“A good chance lost to get a rest in December. Might have gambled here and put more effort in the first half for that rest in December, but will have to be at our A game now. Salzburg are a good attacking unit and it won’t be easy.” – Incognito on the forums.


Referee Carlos del Cerro Grande’s woeful performance earned criticism…

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