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On Wednesday night at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Italy, the Reds lost to Napoli by a score of four to one.

A sluggish start from the visitors saw Victor Osimhen almost put the Serie A side ahead after he rounded Alisson before hitting the post, but it was just minutes before they broke the deadlock thanks to a Piotr Zielinski penalty.

Only for Alisson's stop to keep the deficit at a single goal, the second spot kick was given. It wasn't long after the Reds were 2-0 down that they were able to get back into the game.

The storm continued as Napoli scored within 90 seconds of the restart despite the introduction of Matip. The Reds were unable to find a way back into the game despite Luis Diaz's quick reply.

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It's hard to find positives in a performance that was so one-sided, but LuisDiaz's display stood out.

The only player who looked like he could make a difference on the forward line was the left-winger, who scored a goal from cutting in on his foot.


The game started too slow for the Reds. There was no structure between the defensive line and the middle of the field. There was a poor display from the runners- up.

Manager rating (out of 10)

After how it was exposed, fitness problems may have forced Klopp's hand in terms of team selection, but his persistence with the high-line may need to be adjusted.

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Alisson made a number of strong stops and there wasn't much he could do about the goals. He was let down by his defense many times.

The starting left-back took a while to get going but he was one of the better players in the second half as he looked to combine with LuisDiaz who began to operate more centrally

The most experienced player in the side needs to do a lot more to command the defensive line. The mountain was too difficult to climb in the second half because the side was all over the back. He conceded a penalty after a clearance off the line.

In moments where Joe Gomez made contact, the ball seemed to divert back into a dangerous area, as he was caught in possession on a number of occasions. The position of the 25-year-old was not good. Matip was replaced at the half time break.

The Egypt international almost equalized on the half-hour mark, but Alexander-Arnold was beaten too easily by Kvaratskhaelia.

The Brazil international couldn't seem to impose himself on the match, as the Italians played through his press with relative ease. It wasn't helped by a poor display from the team in the middle of the field.

The penalty was awarded after a handball by James Milner in the box. The Italian side's defence easily dealt with many of the long balls thrown by the veteran.

Mohamed Salah, left, wasn't the only player for Liverpool who had a frustrating night in Napoli on Wednesday. Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

As Harvey looked to progress the ball forwards into positive areas he was being watched. Even though he was the Reds' youngest player, he made the right decisions.

Even in a game that looked far out of reach, Luis Diaz was the most important player for the Reds. His finish outside the box early in the second-half was excellent, while he then came close with a headed goal that was well saved by the keeper.

Firmino couldn't get into the game and was crowded out by defenders. A display from Brazil.

The only real chance of the first half was by Salah, but his effort was tame and easy to save. The Egyptian international struggled to make an impact from the right wing in the match.


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