Liverpool, Inter and PSG sweating on Champions League last-16 spots

"But we have to develop always, and to confirm and to improve again on a 41-goal season (Salah actually scored 44 goals last season)".

Liverpool go into Tuesday's match in good spirits, having gone top of the Premier League on Saturday when they won 4-0 at Bournemouth and previous leaders Manchester City lost 2-0 at Chelsea.

Liverpool return to action on Tuesday when they host Napoli in a must-win Champions League group stage encounter. In fact, Liverpool have kept as many clean sheets (16) as they have conceded goals in his 30 Premier League games for the club. Unfortunately, I can not say that will never happen again but we are really more controlled in these situations now.

Liverpool will be looking to go for the win, and Klopp could elect to play a 4-2-3-1 which would enable the German boss to play the likes of Shaqiri, Mane, Firmino & Salah in attack. Now we have the chance still to go through, and that is special after the campaign we played so far.

"We only have three days until Napoli which is a big one".

"We want to everyone in the world that we belong in the Champions League". We made changes and wanted to do more and there was a lot of good counter pressing. We scored a goal and controlled the game.

But a brilliant hat-trick against the Cherries kicked into touch any worries that he would struggle to hit the same heights again, and Klopp is only too aware his return to form comes at the flawless time with Liverpool who must beat Napoli tonight to make the Champions League knockout stages. We will not get carried away. "We are going to have to be very focused and we're going to have to set out to score a goal". "We know how hard it is", he added.

"We were confident before the other games as well, especially before Belgrade and that didn't help. But you have to make it step by step, so that's what we do".

And Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is keen for the Reds to prove a point in the competition as well. I don't think I ever told anyone about that talk, but he mentions it all the time.

However, not only did the win cap a fine game for the Egyption, it was also James Milner's 500th Premier League appearance, making the Englishman just the 13th player to reach the landmark.

Napoli, who now top the group, can reach the round of 16 of the competition with a draw.

  • Rosalie Stanley