Napoli vs Liverpool: how to watch on TV, stream online in US/UK
On Wednesday, Liverpool face Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on matchday one of the 2022/23 Champions League group stage.
Having made a stuttering start to the Premier League season, Liverpool begin their Champions League campaign away to Napoli on Wednesday, at a stadium that does not hold happy memories for Jürgen Klopp’s men.
This is the third time in five years that last term’s losing finalists have been drawn with Napoli in the Champions League group stage - and in the teams’ two Stadio Maradona meetings in the competition so far, the Reds have failed to register a point or even a goal.
In 2018/19, a season in which Liverpool went on to lift their sixth and most recent European title, Lorenzo Insigne’s last-gasp goal gave Napoli a 1-0 win in Italy. Twelve months later, strikes by Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente secured a 2-0 triumph for the hosts.
After a goalless draw with city rivals Everton on Saturday, Liverpool travel to Italy six points adrift of leaders Arsenal in the Premier League, with just two English top-flight victories to their name in 2022/23.
Napoli, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their first five matches of the Serie A campaign. Having defeated Lazio 2-1 on Saturday, Luciano Spalletti’s side are second in the Italian league, two points off frontrunners Atalanta.
What time is Napoli vs Liverpool?
The 2022/23 Champions League Group A match between Napoli and Liverpool kicks off at 9pm local time (CEST) at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy, on Wednesday 7 September 2022. In the United States, that’s 3pm ET/12 noon PT. In the United Kingdom, the game gets going at 8pm BST.
Find out what time kick-off is wherever you are on the planet.
How can I watch the game on TV or online?
Viewers in the US will be able to watch Napoli vs Liverpool on the streaming services Paramount+ (English-language commentary), ViX and ViX+ (both Spanish-language).
In the UK, the match will be televised on BT Sport 2. It can also be streamed online on BTSport.com or the BT Sport app.
Check out which TV channel or online platform is showing Napoli vs Liverpool if you’re outside the US and the UK.
Napoli vs Liverpool: live with AS USA
Another option is to follow live-text coverage of Napoli vs Liverpool with AS USA. We’ll be providing build-up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off in Naples, before talking you through the action as it happens.
Who is the referee for Napoli vs Liverpool?
Leading an all-Spanish team of officials at the Stadio Maradona, Carlos del Cerro Grande will be the match referee, with Pau Cebrián Devís and Guadalupe Porras Ayuso his assistants. César Soto Grado will be the fourth official, while Alejandro Hernández Hernández will be the video assistant referee.
Napoli vs Liverpool: home-and-away H2H
In the teams’ four Champions League meetings thus far, it is Napoli who have had the upper hand. In addition to the two home wins described above, the Partenopei held Liverpool to a 1-1 group-stage draw at Anfield in November 2019, Mertens opening the scoring before Dejan Lovren levelled for the Reds. The Italians’ only Champions League defeat to Liverpool was in December 2018, when Mohamed Salah’s goal sent the Merseysiders through to the last 16 at the visitors’ expense.
The sides also faced off in the group stage of the 2010/11 Europa League, with a 3-1 Liverpool win at Anfield - courtesy of a Steven Gerrard hat-trick - following a 0-0 draw in Naples.