Liverpool vs Napoli live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the Champions League clash

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League match between Ajax and Liverpool on 26 October, 2022 at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Liverpool vs Napoli live stream, Tuesday 1 November, 8pm BST, BT Sport

Liverpool vs Napoli live stream and match preview

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Liverpool (opens in new tab) will look to put their domestic troubles to one side as they face Napoli (opens in new tab) at Anfield in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Reds were beaten 2-1 at home by Leeds in the Premier League on Saturday and have already dropped 19 points in the competition this season.  Jurgen Klopp’s side have fared better in Europe and are already through to the last 16 of the Champions League, but they will need a big win over Napoli to top Group A.

Napoli beat Liverpool 4-1 when the two teams met in September and are three points clear of the Reds ahead of this fixture. Luciano Spalletti’s men also have a superior goal difference to Liverpool, so Klopp’s side would need to win by four or by a 5-2 scoreline in order to top the sector.

With Napoli undefeated in Serie A and in Europe this season, that seems unlikely, but Tuesday’s game is an opportunity for the Reds to restore some morale following a difficult few weeks.

Joel Matip, Arthur Melo, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota are all sidelined for Liverpool, while Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are ineligible as they were not registered for the group stages. Centre-back Ibrahima Konate is available again and may feature, while right-back Calvin Ramsay could make his debut from the bench following a back injury after several appearances with the Reds' U-21 team recently.

“This is not a game for massive rotation, probably. It’s not that we have to win 4-0 to top the group. We want to win, obviously, that is clear, but the result in this moment is not important,” Klopp said on Monday.

“I have to make the line-up later today, maybe tomorrow morning and we go from there.”

Napoli, 4-0 winners at home to Sassuolo on Saturday, are top of Serie A with 10 wins and two draws in the league this season. Spalletti’s side have won all five of their Champions League games in 2022/23, scoring 20 goals and conceding just four.

Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu is available again after injury, but centre-back Amir Rrahmani remains sidelined.

Line-ups

Liverpool (4-3-3)

1 Alisson; 66 Alexander-Arnold, 5 Konaté, 4 van Dijk, 21 Tsimikas; 7 Milner, 3 Fabinho, 6 Thiago Alcántara; 11 Salah, 9 Firmino, 17 Jones

Substitutes: 2 Gomez, 13 Adrián, 19 Elliott, 22 Ramsay, 26 Robertson, 27 Núñez, 28 Carvalho, 43 Bajcetic, 47 Phillips, 62 Kelleher

Napoli (4-3-3)

1 Meret, 22 Di Lorenzo, 55 Östigard, 3 Kim, 17 Olivera; 91 Ndombélé, 68 Lobotka, 99 Zambo Anguissa; 21 Politano, 9 Osimhen, 77 Kvaratskhelia

Substitutes: 5 Nunes Jesus, 6 Mário Rui, 7 Elmas, 11 Lozano, 16 Idasiak, 18 Simeone, 20 Zielinski, 23 Zerbin, 30 Sirigu, 59 Zanoli, 70 Gaetano, 81 Raspadori

Form

Liverpool: WWLWL

Napoli: WWWWW

Referee

Tobias Stieler of Germany will be the referee for Liverpool vs Napoli.

Stadium

Liverpool vs Napoli will be played at Anfield.

Elsewhere in the group

The night's other Group A game between Rangers and Ajax kicks off simultaneously.

Kick-off and channel

Kick-off is at 8pm BST on Tuesday 1 November and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport Ultimate (opens in new tab) in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Champions League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a round of Champions League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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International TV rights

• UK: BT Sport (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription £25 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• USA: Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) – plans start at $4.99 a month (opens in new tab) with a seven day free trial
• Canada: DAZN (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription $24.99 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• Australia: Stan Sport (opens in new tab) – this is from $20 a month (opens in new tab) (including a $10 Stan basic subscription) and comes with a seven day free trial
• New Zealand: Spark Sport (opens in new tab) – a subscription is $24.99 a month (opens in new tab), with a seven day free trial

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