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Liverpool begin their Champions League campaign away at Napoli on Wednesday

For Liverpool, May in Paris is a memory that is difficult to shake. Alisson Becker insisted Liverpool had moved on from their Champions League disappointment. Liverpool lost 1-0 to Real Madrid in last year’s Champions League final in Paris. On Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp’s team will kick off their new season away at Napoli. They are in poor domestic form, but this is an opportunity for them to make a statement. Published: 17:40 EDT on September 6, 2022 | Updated: 17:40 EDT on September 6, 2022 Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has stated that the club will not reflect on the final. Earlier this year, the Reds were defeated 1-0 by Real Madrid in the 2020-21 final in Paris. True, it is too early to make such pronouncements, especially given Liverpool’s erratic form, but the goalkeeper is upbeat. Alisson promises Liverpool will not dwell on last year’s Champions League final heartbreak as the Reds prepare to kick off this year’s competition against Napoli despite poor domestic form. ‘The day after the final was really difficult because you were frustrated with the result and the fact that you didn’t get your trophy, which was the main goal,’ Alisson said. Alisson Becker arrived at Anfield in the aftermath of a Champions League final defeat in 2018, and he senses the same level of determination to go one better this time around. From start to finish, the club’s 10th European Cup final was a shambles, with the disappointment of losing to Real Madrid compounded by the horrific events outside the Stade de France. That is something we must deal with. Jurgen Klopp said after that 1-0 defeat that supporters should ‘book their hotels’ for Istanbul next June, so determined was he to make things right, but one of his squad members doesn’t need any extra motivation as they return to European action in Naples. It’s all part of the game, win or lose. ‘But, at the end of the day, we’re footballers, professional players.’ As a player, you are required to respond immediately. Despite the fact that Liverpool dazzled last season, there is a nagging feeling that they didn’t show their true selves against Real, and a UEFA technical report published last month argued that the impact of a long season caught up with them in match No. 63. I went to see the Brazilian national team, and after the first game, I wasn’t thinking about the final. ‘We can try to use it as motivation, but we don’t need it.’ Liverpool, for one, will not be thinking about next year’s final just yet. Thiago Alcantara has returned to Naples after being out for four weeks. They have struggled to find a rhythm at home, but things may start to improve now that Klopp is getting reinforcements back. Being here, playing in the Champions League against a big club like Napoli in a tough group stage, is motivation enough for us.’ The Brazil international has been a bright spot in Liverpool’s disappointing start to the season. Napoli have had a good start to the season, going unbeaten in Serie A so far. After the defeat at the end of last season, Klopp told Liverpool fans to “book their hotels.” “It’s really hard, but I’ve learned to deal with it since I was a young boy,” he said. Thiago Alcantara has returned to training for the first time in four weeks, and new signing After being an unused substitute in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Everton, Arthur Melo is pushing for a recall. One thing he does know is that his team has consistently failed to show up when they have played here. That is something he admits needs to change. ‘Playing better than I did the last three times here would be beneficial,’ he said. Lineups expected: Let’s see what happens.’ ‘However, I am a late bloomer. When asked if Naples is a safe place, Jurgen Klopp’s mood changed in the press conference. Henderson will be out until after the international break after suffering a hamstring injury. Liverpool Klopp, who will be without skipper Jordan Henderson until after the international break due to hamstring injury suffered against Newcastle, was looking for omens last night and smiled when he said that being drawn with Napoli usually results in his teams reaching the final. When a local reporter asked him if he thought Naples was a dangerous city — Liverpool’s advice for visiting fans has been to stay close to their hotels — his mood changed, and he argued the question was impossible for him to answer because he had never visited as a tourist. Thiago, Fabinho, Arthur; Salah, Firmino, Diaz; Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Rui; Zielinski, Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka; Lozano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia; Lozano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.

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