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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool FC - SSC Napoli Match press kits

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Liverpool FCLiverpool FCAnfield - LiverpoolWednesday 27 November 2019
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Group E - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
17/09/2019GSSSC Napoli - Liverpool FC2-0
NaplesMertens 82 (P), Llorente 90+2
UEFA Champions League
11/12/2018GSLiverpool FC - SSC Napoli1-0
LiverpoolSalah 34
03/10/2018GSSSC Napoli - Liverpool FC1-0
NaplesInsigne 90
UEFA Europa League
04/11/2010GSLiverpool FC - SSC Napoli3-1
LiverpoolGerrard 76, 88 (P), 89; Lavezzi 28
21/10/2010GSSSC Napoli - Liverpool FC0-0Naples
Liverpool FC220030120000521244
SSC Napoli321020020000521244

Liverpool FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
02/05/2018SFAS Roma - Liverpool FC4-2
agg: 6-7
RomeMilner 15 (og), Džeko 52, Nainggolan 86, 90+4 (P); Mané 9, Wijnaldum 25
24/04/2018SFLiverpool FC - AS Roma5-2
LiverpoolSalah 36, 45+1, Mané 56, Firmino 61, 69; Džeko 81, Perotti 85 (P)
UEFA Europa League
06/12/2012GSUdinese Calcio - Liverpool FC0-1
UdineHenderson 23
04/10/2012GSLiverpool FC - Udinese Calcio2-3
LiverpoolShelvey 23, Luis Suárez 75; Di Natale 46, Coates 70 (og), Pasquale 72
UEFA Champions League
09/12/2009GSLiverpool FC - ACF Fiorentina1-2
LiverpoolBenayoun 43; Jørgensen 63, Gilardino 90+2
29/09/2009GSACF Fiorentina - Liverpool FC2-0
FlorenceJovetić 28, 37
UEFA Champions League
11/03/2008R16FC Internazionale Milano - Liverpool FC0-1
agg: 0-3
MilanTorres 64
19/02/2008R16Liverpool FC - FC Internazionale Milano2-0
LiverpoolKuyt 85, Gerrard 90
UEFA Champions League
23/05/2007FAC Milan - Liverpool FC2-1
AthensF. Inzaghi 45, 82; Kuyt 89
UEFA Champions League
25/05/2005FAC Milan - Liverpool FC3-3
(aet, 2-3 pens)
IstanbulMaldini 1, Crespo 39, 44; Gerrard 54, Šmicer 56, Xabi Alonso 60
13/04/2005QFJuventus - Liverpool FC0-0
agg: 1-2
05/04/2005QFLiverpool FC - Juventus2-1
LiverpoolHyypiä 10, Luis García 25; Cannavaro 63
UEFA Champions League
19/03/2002GS2Liverpool FC - AS Roma2-0
LiverpoolLitmanen 7 (P), Heskey 64
05/12/2001GS2AS Roma - Liverpool FC0-0Rome
22/02/2001R4Liverpool FC - AS Roma0-1
agg: 2-1
LiverpoolGuigou 69
15/02/2001R4AS Roma - Liverpool FC0-2
RomeOwen 46, 72
18/03/1992QFLiverpool FC - Genoa CFC1-2
agg: 1-4
LiverpoolRush 49; Aguilera 28, 72
04/03/1992QFGenoa CFC - Liverpool FC2-0
GenoaFiorin 39, Branco 87
European Champions Clubs' Cup
29/05/1985FJuventus - Liverpool FC1-0
BrusselsPlatini 58 (P)
UEFA Super Cup
16/01/1985FJuventus - Liverpool FC2-0
TurinBoniek 39, 78
European Champions Clubs' Cup
30/05/1984FAS Roma - Liverpool FC1-1
(aet, 2-4 pens)
RomePruzzo 43; Neal 14
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
13/10/1965PRLiverpool FC - Juventus2-0
agg: 2-1
LiverpoolLawler 20, Strong 25
29/09/1965PRJuventus - Liverpool FC1-0
TurinLeoncini 81
European Champions Clubs' Cup
12/05/1965SFFC Internazionale Milano - Liverpool FC3-0
agg: 4-3
MilanCorso 8, Joaquín Peiró 9, Facchetti 60
04/05/1965SFLiverpool FC - FC Internazionale Milano3-1
LiverpoolHunt 4, Callaghan 34, St. John 75; Mazzola 10

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
18/04/2019QFSSC Napoli - Arsenal FC0-1
agg: 0-3
NaplesLacazette 36
11/04/2019QFArsenal FC - SSC Napoli2-0
LondonRamsey 15, Koulibaly 25 (og)
UEFA Champions League
01/11/2017GSSSC Napoli - Manchester City FC2-4
NaplesInsigne 21, Jorginho 62 (P); Otamendi 34, Stones 48, Agüero 69, Sterling 90+2
17/10/2017GSManchester City FC - SSC Napoli2-1
ManchesterSterling 9, Jesus 13; Diawara 73 (P)
UEFA Europa League
27/02/2014R32SSC Napoli - Swansea City AFC3-1
agg: 3-1
NaplesInsigne 17, Higuaín 78, Inler 90+3; de Guzmán 30
20/02/2014R32Swansea City AFC - SSC Napoli0-0Swansea
UEFA Champions League
11/12/2013GSSSC Napoli - Arsenal FC2-0
NaplesHiguaín 73, Callejón 90+3
01/10/2013GSArsenal FC - SSC Napoli2-0
LondonÖzil 8, Giroud 15
UEFA Champions League
14/03/2012R16Chelsea FC - SSC Napoli4-1
agg 5-4 (aet)
LondonDrogba 29, Terry 47, Lampard 75 (P), Ivanović 105 ET; Inler 55
21/02/2012R16SSC Napoli - Chelsea FC3-1
NaplesLavezzi 39, 65, Cavani 45+2; Mata 27
22/11/2011GSSSC Napoli - Manchester City FC2-1
NaplesCavani 17, 49; Balotelli 33
14/09/2011GSManchester City FC - SSC Napoli1-1ManchesterKolarov 74; Cavani 69
Liverpool FC1280413337502330115143537
SSC Napoli961280260000176381923

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Match background Only this chapter

Liverpool lead the way in Group E, and for the second season in a row conclude their home fixtures in the section against an unbeaten Napoli side who are hot on their heels at the top of the standings.

• Late goals from Dries Mertens (82 pen) and Fernando Llorente (90+2) earned Napoli a 2-0 success against the holders in southern Italy on Matchday 1. Liverpool, however, have won all three games since to move on to nine points, one more than their opponents, with Salzburg third on four points and eliminated Genk on one.

• That means Liverpool will be through if they beat Napoli, or if Salzburg do not beat Genk. Liverpool will clinch first place with a win. Napoli will be through if they win at Anfield, or if Salzburg do not beat Genk.

Highlights: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool

Previous meetings
• Each side recorded a 1-0 home win in last season's group stage, Lorenzo Insigne getting Napoli's 90th-minute winner at the Stadio San Paolo on Matchday 2. Mohamed Salah was the Liverpool match-winner at Anfield on Matchday 6, his 34th-minute strike proving enough to take Jürgen Klopp's side into the knockout stages at the expense of their Italian opponents – although but for a last-gasp Alisson save to deny Arkadiusz Milik, Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli would have progressed instead.

• The clubs also met in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage. With the game in Naples having ended scoreless, Ezequiel Lavezzi gave Napoli a first-half lead at Anfield before Steven Gerrard's hat-trick in the final 15 minutes, including goals in the 88th and 89th, secured a dramatic late win for Liverpool.  The Reds went on to finish top of their section, with Napoli second; the Italian club were eliminated in the round of 32, Liverpool losing in the last 16.

Highlights: Liverpool 2-1 Genk

Form guide
• Having opened their defence of the trophy with that loss at Napoli, Liverpool edged out Salzburg at Anfield in a seven-goal thriller, eventually prevailing 4-3 in a game in which they had led 3-0, before winning away (4-1) and at home (2-1) against Genk with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain providing three of Liverpool's goals.

• Jürgen Klopp's team lost all three away games in last season's group stage, but were rescued by three wins at Anfield as they edged out Napoli on goal difference. They then beat Bayern München 3-1 away in the second leg of their round of 16 tie, going through by the same aggregate score, before ousting Porto 6-1 over two legs in the quarter-finals (2-0 h, 4-1 a). The journey looked to be over when the Reds went down 3-0 at Barcelona in the semi-final first leg, but two goals apiece from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi sealed a rousing second-leg turnaround, before Salah and Origi secured the club's sixth European Cup with a 2-0 final defeat of Tottenham in Madrid.

Highlights: Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg

• Liverpool had won five successive home UEFA Champions League fixtures, beating Paris Saint-Germain (3-2), Crvena zvezda (4-0) and, decisively, Napoli (1-0) in last season's group stage, before drawing 0-0 against Bayern in the round of 16 first leg; they have won all four matches at Anfield since, and are unbeaten in 24 European home games (W18 D6), since a 3-0 loss to Real Madrid on 22 October 2014. The 4-3 win against Salzburg was the first time they had conceded in six UEFA Champions League games at Anfield.

• The Reds have won their last seven home matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage, scoring 24 goals.

• Liverpool's record at home against Italian teams is W8 L4; though defeated in two of the last five, they have won the last two.

• Premier League runners-up in 2018/19, finishing a single point behind Manchester City, Liverpool are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 12th time; they have only failed to progress to the last 16 or further three times.

• Liverpool have already claimed European silverware this term, beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul.

Highlights: Salzburg 2-3 Napoli

• Having been held 0-0 at Genk on Matchday 2, Napoli ended an eight-match sequence without an away victory in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D3 L5), with a 3-2 success at Salzburg in their third fixture; the Austrian club earned a 1-1 draw in Italy last time out.

• Serie A runners-up for the second season running in 2018/19, Napoli are in the group stage for the sixth time – all in the last nine seasons. They reached the round of 16 in 2011/12 and 2016/17 but have finished third in their section in the other three campaigns.

• Napoli have won only six of their last 18 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D5 L7) – all those victories bar the Matchday 3 success at Salzburg coming at the Stadio San Paolo.

Highlights: Napoli 1-1 Salzburg

• Having finished third behind Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool in last season's group stage, Napoli kicked off their UEFA Europa League campaign with a comfortable 5-1 aggregate win against Zürich before edging out Salzburg 4-3 over two legs in the round of 16. They were then eliminated from a second European competition of the season by an English club, however, losing 2-0 away to Arsenal and 1-0 at home in the quarter-finals.

• This season's win at Salzburg and the success at Zürich in 2018/19 are Napoli's only victories in their last eight away European fixtures (D3 L3).

• Napoli have never won in England; their record away to Premier League clubs is D2 L6.

Links and trivia
• Ancelotti was Chelsea manager between 2009 and 2011, winning the Premier League and the FA Cup in 2010.

2018/19 highlights: Liverpool 1-0 Napoli

• Klopp's Borussia Dortmund side were beaten 2-1 at Napoli on Matchday 1 of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League; the German club won the reverse fixture 3-1 and went on to the round of 16 alongside Arsenal, Napoli missing out as all three teams finished on 12 points.

• Salah played in Serie A for Fiorentina (2015) and Roma (2015–17), scoring for the latter in a 3-1 win at the Stadio San Paolo in October 2016.

• Have also played in Italy:
Alisson Becker (Roma 2016–18)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Inter 2015)

• Have played in England:
David Ospina (Arsenal 2014–18)
Fernando Llorente (Swansea 2016/17, Tottenham 2017–19)

Watch 2010 Gerrard hat-trick against Napoli

• Llorente was an 81st-minute substitute in Spurs' defeat by Liverpool in last season's final, having scored the decisive goal of the quarter-final against Manchester City.

• Have played together:
Mohamed Salah & Kostas Manolas (Roma 2015–17)
Alisson Becker & Kostas Manolas (Roma 2016–18)
Sadio Mané & Kalidou Koulibaly (Metz 2011/12)
Georginio Wijnaldum & Dries Mertens (PSV Eindhoven 2011–13)
Fabinho & José Callejón (Real Madrid 2012/13)

• International team-mates:
Divock Origi & Dries Mertens (Belgium)
Sadio Mané & Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal)

Latest news

• Sadio Mané made his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition on Matchday 4.

• Liverpool have won 12 of their 13 Premier League matches this season, the exception a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on 20 October. That ended the Merseyside club's run of 17 successive Premier League victories, one short of Manchester City's top-flight record.

• On 10 November goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Mané earned a 3-1 win against champions Manchester City at Anfield.

• Liverpool were 2-1 winners at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

• Liverpool are unbeaten in 30 league fixtures (W25 D5), since a 2-1 loss at City on 3 January.

• Salah has five goals in his last seven matches in all competitions.

• On 30 October Liverpool reached the quarter-finals of the English League Cup with a 5-4 penalties win against Arsenal after a remarkable 5-5 draw at Anfield; that was only the second time in 66 years the Reds had conceded five goals in a game at Anfield, with the other occasion Arsenal's 6-3 League Cup victory in January 2007.

• Liverpool will travel to Aston Villa in the League Cup quarter-finals on 17 December.

• Summer signing Harvey Elliott made his Liverpool debut in a 2-0 victory at MK Dons in the League Cup third round on 25 September; aged 16 years 174 days, he was the youngest player to start a game for Liverpool.

• The Reds kicked off the season by losing 5-4 on penalties to English champions Manchester City after a 1-1 draw in the FA Community Shield at Wembley on 4 August.

• Liverpool did come out on top on spot kicks against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on 14 August, prevailing 5-4 after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.

• Georginio Wijnaldum scored a hat-trick as the Netherlands rounded off their UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign with a 5-0 win against Estonia on 19 November – his eighth goal in the competition, making him the Oranje's top scorer. Virgil van Dijk had captained the side that secured a finals place with a 0-0 draw away to Northern Ireland on 16 November.

• Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored his first international goal since June 2017 as England clinched a place at UEFA EURO 2020 with a 7-0 home win against Montenegro on 14 November, and provided an assist in the 4-0 success in Kosovo three days later. Trent Alexander-Arnold also featured in both games, with Joe Gomez coming on as a substitute against Montenegro.

• Naby Keïta scored in Guinea's 2-2 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw in Mali on 14 November.

• Salah was replaced late on in the win against Manchester City with an ankle injury and was an unused substitute on Saturday.

• Joël Matip, who signed a new "long-term contract" on 18 October, has played only once since 28 September due to a knee injury.

• Xherdan Shaqiri has not played since Matchday 1 due to a calf complaint.

• Andrew Robertson missed Scotland's recent internationals with an ankle injury but played 90 minutes at Crystal Palace; Gomez sat out England's win in Kosovo due to a knee problem, returning as a late substitute on Saturday.

• Van Dijk was named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018/19 in Monaco on 29 August; the Dutchman also collected the Defender of the Season award, with Alisson taking the Goalkeeper's prize.

• Dries Mertens' two goals at Salzburg on Matchday 3 took him on to 116 for Napoli, one ahead of Diego Maradona in the club's all-time charts and five shy of record holder Marek Hamšík.

• Napoli are without a win in six games in all competitions (D5 L1); they drew 1-1 at AC Milan on Saturday.

• The Naples club have not recorded a Serie A win since a 2-0 home defeat of Verona on 19 October; their record since is D4 L1.

• Arkadiusz Milik has scored five of Napoli's last seven Serie A goals.

• Lorenzo Insigne scored in Italy's 3-0 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying win in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 15 November.

• Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret made his Italy debut in the Azzurri's 9-1 win against Armenia on 18 November, conceding a goal just two minutes after coming on as a 77th-minute substitute.

• Piotr Zieliński won his 50th cap in Poland's 2-1 victory away to Israel on 16 November.

• Fabián Ruiz registered his first senior international goal to open the scoring in Spain's final UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier – a 5-0 win against Romania in Madrid.

• Kévin Malcuit has undergone surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is expected to be out for six months.

• Faouzi Ghoulam has not played since suffering a thigh injury on 6 October.

• Allan played 90 minutes on Saturday, his first appearance since suffering a knee injury in the 2-2 draw against Atalanta on 30 October.

• Kostas Manolas was out between 19 October and 2 November with a fractured rib, and has not played since due to a recurrence of the injury, although he was an unused substitute on Saturday.

• Milik missed Poland's recent internationals and Napoli's draw at Milan due to a stomach muscle injury.


Squad list Only this chapter

Liverpool FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alisson BeckerBRA02/10/199227 - --2-6-27-38-
13AdriánESP03/01/198732 - --2-8-2-7-
22Andy LonerganENG19/10/198336 - ----------
62Caoimhin KelleherIRL23/11/199821 - ----------
4Virgil van DijkNED08/07/199128 - --4-131282566
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198930 - --1-5-321724
12Joe GomezENG23/05/199722 - --3-5-17-21-
26Andy RobertsonSCO11/03/199425 - --41131221231
32Joël MatipCMR08/08/199128 - --1-71412644
46Adam LewisENG08/11/199920 - ----------
66Trent Alexander-ArnoldENG07/10/199821 - --3-131241272
72Sepp van den BergNED20/12/200117 - ----------
76Neco WilliamsWAL13/04/200118 - ----------
3FabinhoBRA23/10/199326 - --4-121402544
5Georginio WijnaldumNED11/11/199029 - --411312846815
7James MilnerENG04/01/198633 - --4-1014741039
8Naby KeïtaGUI10/02/199524 - --3-2-143324
14Jordan HendersonENG17/06/199029 - --2-121281482
15Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainENG15/08/199326 - --239-389419
20Adam LallanaENG10/05/198831 - ----519-243
23Xherdan ShaqiriSUI10/10/199128 - --1-2-313507
48Curtis JonesENG30/01/200118 - ----------
55Herbie KaneENG23/11/199821 - ----------
67Harvey ElliottENG04/04/200316 - ----------
70Yasser LarouciFRA01/01/200118 - ----------
9Roberto FirminoBRA02/10/199128 - --4-13429144516
10Sadio ManéSEN10/04/199227 - --4213828165024
11Mohamed SalahEGY15/06/199227 - --4311644218330
24Rhian BrewsterENG01/04/200019 - ----------
27Divock OrigiBEL18/04/199524 - --3-101113326
-Jürgen KloppGER16/06/196752 - --4---65-97-
SSC Napoli - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alex MeretITA22/03/199722 - --4-9-4-10-
25David OspinaCOL31/08/198831 - ----4-20-32-
27Orestis KarnezisGRE11/07/198534 - --------10-
72Antonio Pio DanieleITA10/07/200217 - ----------
2Kevin MalcuitFRA31/07/199128 - --2-3-2-11-
6Mário RuiPOR27/05/199128 - --3-5-11-19-
13Sebastiano LupertoITA06/09/199623 - --2-6-2-6-
19Nikola MaksimovićSRB25/11/199128 - --1-719-31-
22Giovanni Di LorenzoITA04/08/199326 - --4-1214-4-
23Elseid HysajALB02/02/199425 - ----5-16-29-
26Kalidou KoulibalySEN20/06/199128 - --4-11-23-65-
31Faouzi GhoulamALG01/02/199128 - ----5-13-39-
44Kostas ManolasGRE14/06/199128 - --2-72475747
73Alberto SeneseITA24/03/200019 - ----------
74Claudio ManziITA21/06/200019 - ----------
5AllanBRA08/01/199128 - --3-9-23-43-
8Fabián RuizESP03/04/199623 - --4-11110-151
12Eljif ElmasMKD24/09/199920 - --3-8-3-141
20Piotr ZielińskiPOL20/05/199425 - --3-13-212324
7José CallejónESP11/02/198732 - --4-13139117519
9Fernando LlorenteESP26/02/198534*--411123788126
11Hirving LozanoMEX30/07/199524 - --4192103175
14Dries MertensBEL06/05/198732 - --4312430139130
24Lorenzo InsigneITA04/06/199128 - --3112328105815
34Amin YounesGER06/08/199326 - ----4---335
70Gianluca GaetanoITA05/05/200019 - ----------
99Arkadiusz MilikPOL28/02/199425 - --2-651653813
-Carlo AncelottiITA10/06/195960 - --4---164-212-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Jürgen Klopp

Date of birth: 16 June 1967
Nationality: German
Playing career: Glatten, Ergenzingen, Pforzheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Viktoria Sindlingen, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt, Mainz
Coaching career: Mainz, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool

• Having spent his early career in the lower leagues and failed to break into Eintracht's first team, Klopp turned professional with Mainz, starting off as a striker before becoming a no-nonsense defender. Never played in the top flight but made 325 second-division appearances from 1990 to 2001, setting a club record by scoring 52 goals.

• 'Kloppo' was appointed Mainz's caretaker coach on 28 February 2001, helping the club avoid relegation to the third tier. Duly won a permanent contract and built Mainz into one of the strongest clubs in the 2. Bundesliga; narrowly missed out on promotion in 2002 and 2003 before taking Mainz into the top flight for the first time in 2004 and kept them there until 2007, taking them into the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.

• After another promotion near-miss in 2007/08 Klopp left for Dortmund. Took them to sixth in his first season, led them into the UEFA Europa League the next year and then, with a squad full of exciting young talent, oversaw league title wins in 2010/11 and 2011/12, adding the German Cup in the latter campaign with a 5-2 final victory against Bayern München.

• Earned even greater admiration in 2012/13 as he steered Dortmund all the way to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to Bayern. Dortmund reached more domestic cup finals in 2014 and 2015, losing to Bayern and Wolfsburg respectively, Klopp departing after the latter defeat.

• Succeeded Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in October 2015 and reached the finals of the English League Cup and UEFA Europa League – helped by a quarter-final defeat of Dortmund – in his first season. Lost both, and there was more final disappointment in 2017/18, which ended in UEFA Champions League defeat by Real Madrid in Kyiv. Although Liverpool lost out to Manchester City in the 2018/19 Premier League, finishing second despite collecting 97 points and losing only once, solace came with victory against Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League final in Madrid. The Reds kicked off the following season by claiming the UEFA Super Cup on penalties at Chelsea's expense.


Carlo Ancelotti

Date of birth: 10 June 1959
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Parma, Roma, AC Milan
Coaching career: Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern München, Napoli

• One of only seven people to have lifted the European Champion Clubs' Cup as both a player and coach and the second manager, after Bob Paisley, to win the trophy three times. A combative midfielder, Ancelotti helped Roma win the 1983 Serie A title and four Italian Cups before joining Milan in 1986 where he added two more league championships, as well as back-to-back European Cup triumphs in 1989 and 1990.

• Began coaching in 1995 with a year at Reggiana, earning them promotion from Serie B, before two seasons at Parma. Replaced Marcello Lippi at Juventus in February 1999 and returned to San Siro as coach of Milan in 2001. During eight seasons in charge, won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 and 2007, but lost the 2005 final on penalties to Liverpool after leading 3-0. Milan also won a Serie A title, a Coppa Italia and the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

• Resigned on 31 May 2009 and was named as Chelsea's new manager the following day. His first season in London ended with the club winning the league and cup double for the first time. Dismissed at the end of his second campaign, Ancelotti took charge of Paris in December 2011, steering the club to a first league title in 19 years in 2012/13, his sole full season in charge.

• Left to take over at Madrid, winning the Copa del Rey and the club's tenth European Cup in his first season and becoming only the fifth coach to win the trophy with two clubs in the process. Madrid then added the UEFA Super Cup, the fourth time Ancelotti had won that trophy as player or coach, before his dismissal at the end of 2014/15.

• That December he agreed to join Bayern, taking the reins in summer 2016 and winning the Bundesliga in his debut campaign, when he also became the first man to coach seven clubs in the UEFA Champions League. Dismissed in September 2017, Ancelotti returned to Italy to take over at Napoli the following year, his club finishing second in Serie A in his first season.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCarlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesJuan Carlos Yuste (ESP) , Roberto Alonso (ESP)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJosé María Sánchez (ESP)
  • Fourth officialJosé Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeRicardo de Burgos (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateTobias Wolf (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerTomasz Mikulski (POL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Carlos del Cerro Grande13/03/19761336

UEFA Champions League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
23/10/2018UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskManchester City FC0-3Kharkiv
20/02/2019UCLR16FC Schalke 04Manchester City FC2-3Gelsenkirchen
10/04/2019UCLQFAFC AjaxJuventus1-1Amsterdam
06/11/2019UCLGSFK Crvena zvezdaTottenham Hotspur0-4Belgrade

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
23/10/2018UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskManchester City FC0-3Kharkiv
20/02/2019UCLR16FC Schalke 04Manchester City FC2-3Gelsenkirchen
14/03/2019UELR16FC SalzburgSSC Napoli3-1Salzburg
10/04/2019UCLQFAFC AjaxJuventus1-1Amsterdam
02/05/2019UELSFEintracht FrankfurtChelsea FC1-1Frankfurt am Main
06/11/2019UCLGSFK Crvena zvezdaTottenham Hotspur0-4Belgrade

Last updated 25/11/2019 11:16CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Liverpool FCFixtures and results
09/08/2019LeagueNorwich City FC (H)W 4-1Hanley 7 (og), Salah 19, Van Dijk 28, Origi 42
14/08/2019SCUPChelsea FC (H)D 2-2 (aet, 5-4 pens) Mané 48, 95 ET
17/08/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (A)W 2-1Mané 45+1, Firmino 71
24/08/2019LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 3-1Matip 41, Salah 49 (P), 58
31/08/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)W 3-0Wood 33 (og), Mané 37, Firmino 80
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17/09/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)L 0-2
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Liverpool FC

  • UEFA Super Cup - Final
    Matchday 1 (14/08/2019)
    Liverpool FC 2-2 Chelsea FC
    0-1 Giroud 36, 1-1 Mané 48, 2-1 Mané 95 ET, 2-2 Jorginho 101 (P) ET
    Firmino 1-0 , Jorginho 1-1 , Fabinho 2-1 , Barkley 2-2 , Origi 3-2 , Mount 3-3 , Alexander-Arnold 4-3 , Emerson 4-4 , Salah 5-4 , Abraham 5-4 (missed)
    Adrián, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Milner (64 Wijnaldum), Mané (13 Origi), Salah, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain (46 Firmino), Robertson (1 Alexander-Arnold), Matip
  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Liverpool FC43011079
    SSC Napoli4220638
    FC Salzburg411212104
    KRC Genk40134121
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Mertens 82 (P) , 2-0 Llorente 90+2
    Adrián, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Milner (66 Wijnaldum), Firmino, Mané, Salah, Henderson (87 Shaqiri), Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    Liverpool FC 4-3 FC Salzburg
    1-0 Mané 9, 2-0 Robertson 25, 3-0 Salah 36, 3-1 Hwang 39, 3-2 Minamino 56, 3-3 Haaland 60, 4-3 Salah 69
    Adrián, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum (64 Origi), Firmino, Mané, Salah (91 Keïta), Gomez, Henderson (62 Milner), Robertson, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    KRC Genk 1-4 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 2, 0-2 Oxlade-Chamberlain 57, 0-3 Mané 77, 0-4 Salah 87, 1-4 Odey 88
    Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Lovren, Milner, Keïta, Firmino (80 Origi), Mané, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain (73 Wijnaldum), Robertson (63 Gomez)
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC 2-1 KRC Genk
    1-0 Wijnaldum 14, 1-1 Samatta 41, 2-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 53
    Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keïta (74 Robertson), Salah, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain (75 Mané), Origi (89 Firmino), Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    FC Salzburg-Liverpool FC

SSC Napoli

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Mertens 82 (P) , 2-0 Llorente 90+2
    Meret, Allan (75 Elmas), Mário Rui, Callejón, Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (69 Llorente), Mertens, Di Lorenzo, Insigne (66 Zieliński), Koulibaly, Manolas
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    KRC Genk 0-0 SSC Napoli
    Meret, Allan, Mário Rui (33 Malcuit), Callejón, Fabián Ruiz, Lozano, Elmas (58 Mertens), Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Manolas, Milik (72 Llorente)
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    FC Salzburg 2-3 SSC Napoli
    0-1 Mertens 17, 1-1 Haaland 40 (P) , 1-2 Mertens 64, 2-2 Haaland 72, 2-3 Insigne 73
    Meret, Malcuit, Allan, Callejón (80 Elmas), Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (65 Insigne), Luperto, Mertens (76 Llorente), Zieliński, Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    SSC Napoli 1-1 FC Salzburg
    0-1 Haaland 11 (P) , 1-1 Lozano 44
    Meret, Mário Rui (46 Luperto), Callejón, Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (86 Llorente), Mertens (73 Milik), Maksimović, Zieliński, Di Lorenzo, Insigne, Koulibaly
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SSC Napoli-KRC Genk

Last updated 08/11/2019 11:38CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• In 2012/13, Chelsea became the first defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 20 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and five more than Bayern München and Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 12, four more than Real Madrid.

• Bayern München (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly hold the record for successive wins in the UEFA Champions League proper with ten. Bayern surpassed the previous mark of nine, set by Barcelona between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

• Six teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage) and Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15).

• Twenty-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, with Liverpool (23) also eclipsing the old mark of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new group stage record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13); Malmö shipped 21 in 2015/16.

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Matchday six of the 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and ongoing since September 2015.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, nine teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), in 2002/03 Lokomotiv Moskva (first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14) and Basel (2014/15).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Eleven more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15 and Ronaldo himself equalled in 2017/18. Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) and Robert Lewandowski (2018/19) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

Oldest and youngest players
• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on matchday six in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League, aged 17 years and 195 days. He found the net in Olympiacos's 5-1 defeat at Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

Liverpool FC
Nickname: The Reds

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (6): 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, (1985), 2005, (2007), (2018), 2019
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (3): 1973, 1976, 2001, (2016)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1966)
• UEFA Super Cup (4): 1977, (1978), (1984), 2001, 2005, 2019
• European/South American Cup: (1981), (1984)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (1990)
FA Cup: 7 (2006)
League Cup: 8 (2012)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: runners-up
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League runners-up
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-0: Liverpool v Strømgodset
17/09/74, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
Maribor v Liverpool
17/10/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid
22/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Ajax v Liverpool
07/12/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş
06/11/07, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Barcelona v Liverpool
01/05/19, semi-final first leg


SSC Napoli
Nickname: Partenopei (a reference to Parthenope, one of the Sirens of Greek mythology)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1989

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1990)
Italian Cup: 5 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12: round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Midtjylland
05/11/15, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia v Napoli
16/09/92, UEFA Cup first round first leg
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli
19/02/15, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v Viktoria Plzeň
14/02/13, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Werder Bremen v Napoli
06/12/89, UEFA Cup third round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Napoli v Shakhtar Donetsk
21/11/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2: Villarreal v Napoli
07/12/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Napoli v Manchester City
01/11/17, group stage
1-3: Napoli v Real Madrid
07/03/17, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Chelsea v Napoli (aet)
14/03/12, round of 16 second leg



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on