Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk believes challenge on Napoli's Dries Mertens was fair

UCL Kayode Eyes First UCL Goal With Shakhtar Vs Lyon

UCL Kayode Eyes First UCL Goal With Shakhtar Vs Lyon

These games include his last-at Roma in last season's semi-final-and his first, the home defeat by Fiorentina on Matchday 6 of the Champions League in December 2009. A 1-0 loss to the Reds at Anfield, however, has ensured that they will drop into the Europa League.

Liverpool were prepared for a tense night at Anfield against a Napoli team now in second place in Serie A. But aside from Virgil van Dijk escaping a red card for a 13th-minute challenge on Dries Mertens and late misses from Jose Callejon and Milik, it was ultimately comfortable for the home side.

Last season's finalists will find out who they meet in the next round when the draw is made on Monday and Van Dijk said on current form there would be few teams crossing their fingers to get Liverpool.

Liverpool have officially announced their starting line-up and substitutes to play host to Napoli in a crucial Champions League Group C encounter this evening at Anfield.

The home fans responded, first with roars of approval before bursting into a chant of 'Alisson, Alisson, Alisson...' - and they serenaded their hero again as he made his way from the pitch after the final whistle, with a place in next week's draw assured. They faced elimination, however, when Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik had a glorious chance to equalise in the 92nd minute only for Alisson to block at point-blank range.

Indeed, there was nervousness around Anfield and despite Napoli's anonymity in the second-half, there was a feeling that they would make Liverpool pay for their missed chances.

Borussia Dortmund snatched top spot in Group A with a 2-0 win over rock-bottom Monaco, as Atletico Madrid were held to a goalless draw at Club Brugge. Hopefully we will get some of that luck in the Europa League.

Tottenham had to get at least as good as result away to Barcelona as Inter managed at home to PSV, and although it fell behind early to an Ousmane Dembele goal, its hopes were kept alive by Hirving Lozano's goal for the Dutch champions.

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Salah's 34th-minute strike was enough for Liverpool to reach the last 16.

After Napoli and Inter was eliminated, Italy have just two teams in the draw.

"From the video, it is a red card", Ancelotti told a news conference.

Sandwiched in between was another pick-out for Hamsik from which the Napoli man narrowly guided his shot over the bar - all of which happened within the opening 10 minutes itself.

I would expect PSG to win at Red Star Belgrade and that will mean Liverpool could only finish second in Group C, but that would not worry me.

To have only conceded six goals in the league after 16 games is a record to be proud of and to be 16 points ahead of Manchester United going into next Sunday's game against Jose Mourinho's side at Anfield is a remarkable statistic.

The memories of heroics from David Fairclough against Saint-Etienne, Luis Garcia's "ghost" goal against Chelsea and Steven Gerrard's stunner against Olympiakos still stir Liverpool fans like nothing else.

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