Liverpool could be without midfielder for Manchester City game after health scare

Toby Graves
October 4, 2018

Carlo Ancelotti said he was happy to wait until the 90th minute for his Napoli side to find the victor in a Champions League victory over Liverpool on Wednesday - because it gave him less time to worry.

It was the first time since February 2006, in the 1-0 defeat to Benfica, they had failed to register a single shot on target in a Champions League match. And the most startling thing of all is that they didn't lose.

"There wasn't that much pressure from Napoli, it looked like they were constantly on us but it wasn't".

The Serie A side thought they were going to be frustrated after wasting a number of glorious chances throughout the rather drab 90 minutes before Insigne delivered right at the end. 'We were very good defensively, we didn't give anything away.

"It's a good game to learn from". Nobody sees us on top of the group and everybody expects PSG and Liverpool to go through so it's up to us to put in the hard work to qualify. I hope this victory can build confidence and make us play with more freedom'.

Leroy Sane scored twice in City's 5-0 win in September
Leroy Sane scored twice in City's 5-0 win in September

The visitors never really settled into the game and suffered an injury blow when midfielder Naby Keïta went down early with a back problem and was stretchered off in tears.

"We want to play better than we did, but even if we don't play brilliantly, we want a result". You were all full praise of our season and then tonight we didn't perform.

The Anfield club have a busy run over the next few days, with the European contest being followed by a huge clash with Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool are looking to build on their 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in their last Champions League outing, and also get back to winning ways having drawn 1-1 at Chelsea on Saturday night.

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