Jurgen Klopp has called on Liverpool to produce “something special” when they face Napoli in a do-or-die Champions League showdown on Tuesday.
Klopp’s side must beat Napoli at Anfield to stand any chance of progressing from their group into the knockout stages.
A 1-0 victory or any two-goal win will see the Reds through.
Liverpool have a long history of success on big European nights on their own ground, dating all the way back to the memorable European Cup quarterfinal win over Saint-Etienne in 1977 that kick-started their continental reign.
That gives Klopp hope as he prepares to face a major test against Napoli, who are second in Serie A and unbeaten in Champions League group C, having defeated Liverpool 1-0 when they met in Italy in October.
The Italian side have continued to look strong despite losing manager Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea in July, with Carlo Ancelotti taking over, and Klopp knows Liverpool will have to produce one of their most dominant displays to advance.
“We really need to make sure we are ready for Napoli. It’s difficult to come in after a successful coach such as Sarri and make changes but they are so good,” Klopp told reporters on Monday.
“We know the result we need, and it’s difficult because Napoli are dangerous on the counter attack and good defending.
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