After our defeat at Everton we now travel to the south of Italy to face Napoli in the Europa League.
Napoli are best remembered for being the club that Diego Maradona left his impression on, the people of Naples still worship him together with their patron saint “San Gennaro” and Margherita Pizza. The Italian outfit are currently sitting in 4th place in the Serie A table after seven games.
Roy does have injuries to deal with as Glen Johnson and Dirk Kuyt are still injured while Daniel Agger is sick. The gaffer will also be without Steven Gerrard, Raul Meireles, Lucas Leiva and Fernando Torres who stayed at Liverpool to be “rested”. This really doesn’t leave Hodgson many options but to play some of the young players. My bet is that Spearing, Kelly and Ngog will all start, I also expect Aurelio to return to the left back position as he is fully fit now.
Pepe Reina, Martin Kelly, Jaime Carragher, Sotiris Kyrgiakos, Fabio Aurelio, Jay Spearing, Christian Poulsen, Milan Jovanovic, Ryan Babel, Joe Cole, David Ngog
Kick off is at 6PM BST