A two year absence from the Champions League groups has come to an end. Napoli may not have fully claimed the Serie A title from AC Milan and Inter Milan, but there was no other team to threaten them and they finished 3rd, earning their place directly in the group stage. The coach Luciano Spalletti has been on the bench since last year and despite the fact that in the first two months of the summer he was only selling or firing, he slowed down, covered the gaps and shows that he is at last year’s levels. In the current championship, they have -2 points from the leader Atalanta with 3-2-0 in 5 matches, while in the last one they won 1:2 in Rome against Lazio. Their new striker Georgian Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is a real revelation, scoring 4 goals in 5 matches, and will be the main threat to Liverpool defense. Liverpool fought until the last race for the title in England, but they couldn’t win the championship. They finished 2nd and thus entered directly into the group stage of the new UCL. Last year, they were defeated in the final by Real Madrid, and missing out on their second major goal after the EPL. This year they are again in the top 4 of the favorites, but didn’t started as they would have liked. They won just two games (2-3-1), none away from home and comes from 0:0 derby with Everton at Goodison Park. Today, due to various reasons out of the squad are Henderson, Carvalho, Kelleher, Konate, Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain. Liverpool is maybe better than Napoli in terms of individual quality, but they are not in an ideal situation, while always have a lot of problems in Neapol, where they didn’t score a single goal in three matches. The hosts have their issues, but can do a lot of damage with their super offensive potential and expect to stay undefeated.