Liverpool Vs. Napoli: Reds Open Champions League Title Defense With Loss

Liverpool began the defense of their Champions League trophy with a 2-0 defeat at Napoli on Tuesday evening.

Dries Mertens’ 82nd-minute penalty and Fernando Llorente’s injury-time finish settled the Group E opener at Stadio San Paolo.

The Reds came closest to scoring a minute prior to half-time through Roberto Firmino’s header as goalkeeper Adrian produced a string of excellent saves throughout the match.

Jürgen Klopp’s side will now look to respond in the competition when they welcome Salzburg to Anfield on October 2.

You can read the full match report at LiverpoolFC.com >>>

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