Liverpool were humiliated on return to from Napoli

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Liverpool were humiliated on their return to Champions League action as outstanding Napoli ran out comprehensive 4-1 winners

against Jurgen Klopp’s sloppy side.

After a miserable 4-1 loss to Napoli,

Rio Ferdinand argues that struggling Liverpool are

“NOWHERE NEAR the standards” of former years, singling out Salah,

Van Dijk,

and Fabinho for their terrible recent performances.
Napoli defeated Liverpool 4-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League.


It might have been worse because Napoli also missed a penalty and struck the post.
Rio Ferdinand believed Napoli ’embarrassed’

Finally. Liverpool in the first half.
He thinks several of Liverpool’s star players are currently underperforming.

After a miserable 4-1 loss to Napoli,

Rio Ferdinand argues that struggling Liverpool are “NOWHERE NEAR the standards” of former years, singling out Salah,

Van Dijk, and Fabinho for their terrible recent performances.
Napoli defeated Liverpool 4-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League.


Additionally. It might have been worse because Napoli also missed a penalty and struck the post.
Rio Ferdinand believed Napoli ’embarrassed’

Liverpool in the first half.
He thinks several of Liverpool’s star players are currently underperforming.

“The goalie and the two full backs look away from it.” Normally,

a manager can count on three to four players to deliver those performances, but at the time, he isn’t.

Ferdinand acknowledged that Liverpool’s first-half performance in Naples

was particularly worrisome and that Jurgen Klopp’s team was ’embarrassed’ by their Serie A opponents.

That was a humiliating opening 45 minutes,

especially defensively, he remarked.

The occasional lack of effort or lack of drive is something that you as a manager,

player, or teammate cannot tolerate. When people don’t run or don’t appear motivated to return and play,

it’s harder to forgive blunders.

It would be wise to make sure any such lodging offers

full refunds for cancellation after Liverpool’s poorest Champions League performance in history.

In Naples,

Liverpool was a shadow of the team they usually are,

losing 4-1 in a game that should have been closer. It was one of their most humiliating defeats ever in Europe.

Aside from another Luis Diaz spectacular when the game was already over,

they lacked punch up front and had poor defensive play. After seven years of Klopp taking delight in creating a team that is a “nightmare” to play against,

Napoli easily dismissed them.

After Liverpool’s poorest Champions League performance in history,

it would be prudent to make sure that any such accommodations offer full refunds for cancellation.

Liverpool lost in Naples in one of their most humiliating defeats in European history on a night when the final score of 4-1

could have been worse. They were a weak counterfeit of themselves.

With the exception of another Luis Diaz stunner late in the game,

they lacked punch up front and were poor defenders. Napoli easily dismissed Klopp’s team,

which he had spent the previous seven years taking satisfaction in creating as a “horror” to play against.

No Liverpool team has been so exposed during the Klopp era. Napoli’s dominance

would have been adequately demonstrated with six goals before halftime. They missed a penalty,

hit the post, and had a shot pushed off the line by the time they scored their fourth goal shortly after halftime.

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Where does one start when addressing the plethora of structural and player faults in the disastrous first half? 42 seconds is a decent starting point. At that point,

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen evaded Alisson Becker

and appeared to dodge a Liverpool offside trap before shooting narrowly wide of the post.

The caution went unheeded as Napoli took the lead once more after four minutes,

and Liverpool adopted the peculiar tactic of being pedestrian with the ball and moving slowly while pathetically attempting to recover it. Piotr Zielinski,

who was previously a target for Liverpool, happily capitalised on the situation and picked a location in Alisson’s bottom corner where only James Milner’s hand could stop him from scoring. Zielinski duly complied by imposing the subsequent punishment.

Every time Liverpool made a mistake in the opponents’ half,

a clear opportunity was created at the opposite end, leaving Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Virgil Van Dijk more exposed than ever during this alarming run of form.

Klopp received some relief when Van Dijk stopped Osimhen’s subsequent attack,

and a VAR review that was conducted in the sixteenth minute resulted in a second penalty. Oddly,

Zielinski moved out of the way to allow Osimhen to strike Alisson gently. No big deal. More defensive inanity followed from Liverpool,

as Gomez once more gave the ball away on the halfway line,

setting off Kvaratskhelia. Once Zielinski and Zambo Anguisse finished a one-two,

Liverpool’s defenders might as well have cheered while watching. Alisson was then outmuscled at his near post.

At the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Italy on Wednesday night,

Liverpool lost their Champions League debut to Napoli 4-1.

Victor Osimhen nearly gave the Serie A side the lead after rounding Alisson and hitting the post,

but it took the hosts just minutes to break the score thanks to a Piotr Zielinski penalty that was given after James Milner’s handball.

On Wednesday,

Napoli defeated the might of England 4-1 in the opening round of group play,

scoring three goals in the first half.

Piotr Zielinski made a penalty-kick conversion,

and Andre-Frank Zambo After 30 minutes, Anguissa extended the advantage,

and substitute Giovanni Simeone,

the son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone,

scored on his league debut soon before halftime.

Prior to Luis Diaz’s 49th-minute counterattack goal for Liverpool,

Zielinski added two more minutes of scoring after the half.

On a forgettable Italian night,

Napoli trounced Liverpool in their opening Champions League Group A match.

after Victor Osimhen had struck the post,

Piotr Zielinski gave Napoli the lead from the penalty spot.

Prior to Zielinski scoring again after the break,

Napoli’s lead had been increased by Andre-Frank Anguissa and Giovanni Simeone.

It was a terrible opening half from Liverpool as Joe Gomez struggled

to deal with Osimhen and was relieved when the Napoli forward trudged off with an injury before half-time.

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