Insigne goal sees woeful Liverpool lose at Napoli

first_img Liverpool were given a huge let-off when Mertens missed this glorious chance 4 It looked like the Reds were going to nick it at the end when Sadio Mane’s incisive through ball put Mohamed Salah in but Napoli keeper David Ospina did brilliantly to clear away the danger.But Napoli did get their deserved goal when Insigne got on the end of Callejon’s cross in the 90th minute to extend the Reds’ winless run to three games.GROUP C TABLE Liverpool beat PSG in their first Group C match while Napoli could only manage a draw against Red Star Belgrade in their opening match, so it was the home side who seized the initiative.And the first chance of the game fell to Insigne but his left-footed effort from the edge of the box went just wide of the post.The Reds were dealt a huge blow on 19 minutes when Naby Keita was stretchered off after pulling up in the middle of the pitch on his Champions League debut for the club. Lorenzo Insigne’s 90th-minute strike saw Liverpool crash to a 1-0 Champions League defeat at Napoli on a night where the Reds were way off the pace.The hosts dominated the game and should have had the game sewn up long before but Insigne’s sliding effort ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side will certainly not coast to the knockout stages of the competition. 4 Napoli’s favourite son inflicted the painful defeat on Liverpool Keita was consoled by Liverpool’s medical staff after picking up the injury 4 Napoli threw everything at Jurgen Klopp’s men after the break and Liverpool could have found themselves a goal down had Joe Gomez not made a vital clearance after Alisson Becker saved Arkadiusz Milik’s fierce drive.Fabian Ruiz then had a brilliant opportunity just shy of the hour mark but James Milner made an excellent recovery challenge just before the Napoli man pulled the trigger.Gomez made another important clearance, this time to deny Jose Callejon’s low volley.And then the Serie A club missed what looked like would be their best chance of the night when Dries Mertens got on the end of a menacing cross but rattled the crossbar from just six yards out with Alisson beaten all ends up. 4last_img

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