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Napoli - Liverpool
Friendly match - 5 August 2018

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90'

That's full time. There's not much to say. An impressive Liverpool, a good start for Alisson, and a tired and ropey Napoli side.

89' 

A minute left.

87' 

Alexander-Arnold drives down the right, and his cross to the near post is met by Sturridge, who can only send it wide.

85'

Solanke is through on goal, and while he tries to slip it in the net, the 'keeper prods out a strong wrist to send the shot over.

82'

Alisson slaps behind a Verdi shot from a tight angle, and the same two duel at the corner. Alisson wins with another flapp.

78'

GOAL! Liverpool 5-0 Napoli. Moreno scores - Moreno is picked out by Sturridge with an excellent crossfield pass, he takes a touch to his left, and smacks a shot into the near top corner.

76'

Curtis Jones is on too, apparently. Philips comes on for Gomez.

75' 

Chiriches stretches to cut out an Origi cross from the left. Corner for Liverpool. It flies off Sturridge as he missed Fabinho's dummy.

73'

GOAL! Liverpool 4-0 Napoli. Sturridge scores - Shaqiri lofts a pass out wide for Origi to shoot. He hits the 'keeper, who palms it straight back out for Sturridge to stroke home.

71'

Origi on for Keita. Chiriches on for Koulibaly.

70'

Sturridge gets behind the defence, drifts to the left of the box and floats a shot just over the bar.

68'

Mario Rui drives towards the box as he cuts inside from the right, and just outside the area he drills wide, with Alisson a tad worried.

68' 

Just over 20 minutes to go now. Napoli are just happy for the exercise.

64'

Verdi, Inglese, Diawara. Ounas, and Rog on for Napoli.

63' 

Lots of Napoli changes too, but no idea who they are yet.

62'

Moreno, Solanke, Trent-Alexander, Sturridge come on.

59'

Maksimovic on for Napoli.

58'

GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Napoli. Salah scores - A lofted ball to Salah, who heads the bal back across goal. Mane then shoves over Albiol who is racing to the ball, forcing him to play the ball back to Salah who curls it into the back post.

56'

Fabinho is on to replace Milner, getting a run out in midfield.

54' 

Mario Rui and Milner enjoy some treatment after a clash of heads on the left wing.

53'

Mane drives in from the left hand side of the pitch, cuts onto his right, and then drills a shot just wide of the far post.

50' 

Salah offside after a ball is dinked into his direction.

49' 

Liverpool are entirely in control. They've been more than decent considering it's a friendly.

46'

Shaqiri and Mario Rui are on for Liverpool and Napoli, respectively.

45'

That's half time. See you in 15 minutes.

43' 

Salah is held up by Koulibaly and then tackled, with Keita looking at the Egyptian as if to say, 'Oh, Mohammed Salah, I really think you should have passed me the ball."

40'

Karnezis saves a shot at goal fired at him from Salah.

40' 

Koulibaly pulls off an excellent sliding tackle as Salah almost squeezed around him. Well done, Koulibaly!

37' 

There are fewer than 10 minutes before half time, at which time Carlo Ancelotti will go off to find some stonking cold cuts.

34'

Roberto dances through the Napoli defence, Hamsik races back to take it off his toes. It goes straight to Firmino who flicks it calmly past the 'keeper, but the linesman raises his flag.

33' 

Robertson blocks a cross on the right for a through, I think from Allan. Good name.

30' 

Keita is almost slipped in as Liverpool slice through the Napoli with one-touch passing into the box. They've been pretty good in attack so far today.

28' 

Gomez plays a loose pass in defence but Liverpool win it back quickly. Albiol intervenes to take the ball away from Salah down the left.

26' 

Insigne hits a shot at goal with a half volley from the edge of the box. Alisson could catch it, instead turning it around the post. He then claims the corner.

24' 

Milik receives the ball in the box, takes a touch, and skews it wide of goal with Alisson worried.

23' 

There's a lull in the crowd as the Italian team take control of the match for the first time. Liverpool keep their shape for now.

21' 

Both teams seems slightly knackered, Napoli especially.

20' 

Albiol intercepts a through ball but Liverpool briefly win it back before giving up possession themselves.

17' 

Napoli calmly play the ball around in defence.

13' 

Insgine lets fly from distance and Alisson is fine to let it go without bother as it soars miles over.

13' 

Not much going on now.

9'

GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Napoli. Wijnaldum scores - From the left, Milner has minutes to line up a cross. He clips in an effort to the near post that Wijnaldum races towards and beats the 'keeper, heading into the net.

8'

Salah stabs a first-time pass to Mane in the box, but he shoots at goal with his right foot and finds his effort blocked.

7' 

Insigne is released behind the defence, and tries to loop the ball over Alisson. He possibly gets a hand to it, but Insigne can't get to the follow up.

4'

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Roma. Milner scores - Sane is slipped in with a run into the six-yard box, he spins backwards and picks out James Milner in the box, who slices it into the top corner.

3' 

Salah comes onto his left foot on the right wing, and his curling cross to the middle of the box is headed away.

2' 

Karnezis claims a cross hung in the air by Milner.

1' 

The match gets underway, yo.

17:55 

What I find perplexing about the Liverpool coverage of this game is that they're doing pre-match predictions. With the best will in the world, and as exciting as friendlies are... what?

17:50 

And two, we welcome back the brilliantly enjoyable Carlo Ancelotti to football management. Life seems like it would be perfect if it was just spending time with him in his favourite restaurants.

17:45 

The interesting things about today's matches. One, we get to see Alisson in action for his new club after his huge move from Roma.

17:40 

Napoli's XI: Karnezis, Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Luperto, Allan, Hamsik, Fabian, Callejon, Milik, Insigne.

17:35 

Liverpool's XI: Alisson, Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wiljnaldum, Milner, Keita, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

17:30 

Hello and welcome to live coverage of Napoli v Liverpool.