The team for which he is the top scorer in the English Premier League would be bad if the team suffers on the field. Robbie Fowler did not hide his pain. His tweet, ‘I am a huge fan of Liverpool. Love Liverpool, but I was sad to see tonight’s game.’ Liverpool starts the Champions League with 4 goals conceive.
Fowler probably spoke the mind of Liverpool fans. Jurgen Klopp’s team could have scored at least five goals in the first half. Alisson’s penalty saves and Virgil van Dijk‘s goal-line save left Liverpool trailing 3-0 at the break. Liverpool fans must have struggled to look at the scoreline after the final whistle. Liverpool got off to a nightmare start to the new Champions League season with a 4-1 loss to Napoli.
What is not a nightmare! Only 2 wins in 7 matches this season, seventh in the league, who’s to say this team played in the final of the Champions League last season? After that, the field also belongs to Napoli. Liverpool never came back to win from here. A worse defeat at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium this time. Liverpool has lost by a worse margin only once in their European history. A 5-1 loss to Ajax in the 1966 European Cup.
Liverpool got off to a sloppy start in front of a roaring home crowd. Be a little reckless. Otherwise, why will James Milner “handball” in the box before 5 minutes of the match? Napoli winger Matteo Politano’s shot hits Milner’s hand and the referee blows the whistle for a penalty. Piotr Zelenskiy started Liverpool’s nightmare with a goal from the spot kick.
The 27-year-old Napoli striker kisses his hand-drawn Champions League tattoo after scoring a goal.
Napoli could have doubled the goal difference in 18 minutes. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk fouls Napoli’s Victor Osimen in their own box, caught by Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology. Penalty again. Napoli surprised. Zelensky, who scored the previous penalty, did not take the shot this time! Osimhen took the shot, but Alisson’s tenacity did not change the scoreline.
The hosts pressed for a second goal after half an hour. Andre Anguissa scored after Zelenskiy’s pass. Liverpool fell further behind with Giovanni Simeone’s goal in the 44th minute before the break. The 27-year-old Napoli striker kisses his hand-drawn Champions League tattoo after scoring a goal. At the age of 13, Simeone got this tattoo and wanted to kiss it after scoring a goal in the Champions League. dream come true!
After 8 long years (2014, Real Madrid), Liverpool went into the break with the experience of going down 3-0 in the first half of a match in the Champions League. The last two goals of the match came within 5 minutes of the break. In the 47th minute, Zelenyski gave Napoli their fourth goal by beating Alisson at the second attempt. Two minutes later, Luis Diaz gave Liverpool a consolation goal with a bent shot.
Ajax defeated Rangers 4-0 in the other match from the ‘A’ group.