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Sep 17, 2019 at 8pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 38,878
Napoli
2-0
Liverpool
Mertens (82' pen.), Llorente (92')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Trent Alexander-Arnold: 'Liverpool are now the team to beat'

Alexander-Arnold: 'Liverpool now the team to beat'
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Trent Alexander-Arnold says that Liverpool are now the team to beat in Europe after their Champions League triumph last season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that Liverpool now have 'a target on their backs' as a result of winning last season's Champions League.

The Merseyside giants marked a second successive appearance in the final by seeing off Tottenham Hotspur, while they also sit top of the Premier League standings after five wins in a row.

Ahead of their European opener at Napoli on Tuesday night, the right-back feels that Jurgen Klopp's side have become the team to beat on the continent.

The England international is quoted by The Mirror as saying: "We've probably got a big target on our backs now because we are European champions. Everyone wants to beat us - we're the team to beat right now so it's exciting for us.

"We need to try and defend the honour as much as possible and try and retain it if we can."

As well as Napoli, Liverpool have been drawn alongside RB Salzburg and Genk in the group stages.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
17Southampton8215815-77
18Everton8215613-77
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
20Watford8035420-163

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