Three players Jurgen Klopp must rest against Napoli with title clash on the horizon
Liverpool sit top of Champions League Group C after Roberto Firmino’s stoppage-time winner secured all three points against Paris Saint Germain at Anfield.
In the other Group C clash of matchday one, Napoli struggled in Belgrade, creating more than three times as many chances as their hosts but leaving with just as many points.
Napoli’s European fragility last season saw the Italian side drop out of the Champions League at the group stage, taking just two wins from six to fall down a peg into Europe’s second-tier competition.
2018 appears to have the same future in sight for Carlo Ancelotti’s men, who sit six points off top spot in Serie A. Liverpool, meanwhile, are joint on points with reigning title-holders Manchester City – the team they face at the weekend in a vital Premier League clash.
With being top of the table at stake, Jurgen Klopp has a decision on his hands. Does he rest his big-hitters in Europe to focus on home results, or keep his expensive stars on the field?