Liverpool became the first side to beat Napoli in the Champions League this season thanks to a narrow 2-0 win at Anfield avenging their loss to the Italian side earlier in the season in the process.

Late goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez ensured the win for Jurgen Klopp’s men who still had to settle for second place in Group A behind the side from Naples after failing to score 4 or more goals to leapfrog their rivals.

Coming into the contest on the back of a detrimental defeat against Leeds, Liverpool needed a response to lift the gloom but failed to trouble the visitors with Thiago the only player to draw a decent save from keeper Alex Meret.

It was Napoli that seemingly went ahead in the 53rd minute after Leo Ostigard headed home a free-kick from Khvicha Kvaratskhelia before the goal was ruled out after a VAR check.

The home side eventually found the breakthrough in the 85th minute when Salah put away a rebound after Meret failed to collect Nunez’s header for his 41st goal which ties Steven Gerrard as the most for Liverpool in the Champions League.

Nunez managed to get on the scoresheet as well in the 8th minute of added time after putting away another rebound which resulted from Virgil van Dijk’s towering header.

The 2-0 win was enough for Liverpool to tie Napoli on 15 points in Group A of the Champions League but they still qualify in second due to goal difference and face a tougher test in the knockout matches.

Meanwhile, Ajax defeated Rangers 3-1 in Scotland in the same group to confirm a spot in the Europa League playoff draw.

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