Liverpool Hoping Tonight is Another Magical European Anfield Night
This was always going to be a huge week for Liverpool Football Club, and they come into it on the back of a massive confidence boosting weekend in the Premier League. Not only did they record a 4-0 victory just days before tonight's massive European game, but they also went to the top of the Premier League as a result of it. Now focus turns to the Champions League, and they need another top performance here to qualify for the next round of the competition.
The benefit for Liverpool coming into this game is that they know what they need to do to qualify, and while the PSG result could affect them, there is a way for Liverpool to qualify without even thinking about that game, and that is something that Jurgen Klopp will have installed in his team ahead of the tie tonight. Assuming that PSG win their game against Red Star, it is their opponents Napoli that Liverpool need to jump ahead of if they are to qualify for the next round.
To get through to the next stage, Liverpool must beat Napoli by two clear goals, or they must beat them by a score line of 1-0. Should they win by one goal, that would then bring away goals into the equation, and that is why it must be a 1-0 score, anything else and Napoli will have bagged an away goal that would be good enough to see them through. With Liverpool scoring well right now, and coming here on the back of a four goal victory, winning by two goals or more is the likeliest scenario in this one.
There will be a huge amount of expectation on Liverpool tonight when they head out onto the field. This is an incredibly talented team, and one that is playing very well right now. We have seen Anfield come to life for big European nights in the past, and you can expect that to happen again here. It is no surprise to see the betting odds in Liverpool's favour, they are priced up at 8/13 to win the game tonight, while Napoli can be backed at 4/1 to come and spoil the party. A draw is no good to Liverpool, and that is available at 10/3 in this one.