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Probable line-ups: Liverpool-Napoli


Dries Mertens should return in the starting line-up when Napoli face Liverpool at Anfield, as the two teams fight to book a place in the last 16.

It kicks off at 20.00 GMT this evening and is a head-to-head between the top two in the group.

Carlo Ancelotti arrives without captain Lorenzo Insigne and will most likely bring Mertens back into the line-up after leaving him out of the first XI against Milan at San Siro last weekend.

The former Chelsea coach will probably come out in a classic 4-4-2, giving room for Eljif Elmas on the left flank if Fabian Ruiz fails a fitness test.

Kostas Manolas should be back to partner Kalidou Koulibaly in the heart of the defence and Mario Rui reclaims his place at left-back, even if he’s not 100 per cent fit either.

Arkadiusz Milik, Kevin Malcuit and Faouzi Ghoulam are also out of action.

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Mohamed Salah will be available against the Partenopei and would most likely start in a trio up front with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Captain Jordan Henderson is expected to be accompanied by Georginio Wijnaldum in front of Fabinho in a midfield trio of Klopp’s preferred 4-3-3.

Liverpool (probable):Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Fabinho; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Napoli (probable):Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Callejon, Allan, Zielinski, Elmas; Lozano, Mertens

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