Jurgen Klopp stood with his arms folded, shaking his head. He had feared all night this moment would come but the timing of it left him speechless.
With seconds remaining of a game that had been wretched from the first whistle, Liverpool looked as if they would escape Naples with a point but then Jose Callejon scampered down the right and fired a cross into the box that Lorenzo Insigne duly finished.
Stadio Sao Paolo erupted, as Napoli had got what they deserved. So, too, did Liverpool, whose progress in the Champions League is firmly back in the balance. After the thrill of their opening success against Paris St Germain, they are back to third in Group C.
MATCH FACTS AND STATS
NAPOLI: Ospina 6; Maksimovic 7, Albiol 7, Koulibaly 7, Mario Rui 7; Callejon 6, Allan 6, Hamsik 6.5 (Zielinski 81min), Ruiz 7 (Verdi 68, 6); Milik 7 (Mertens 68, 6), Insigne 7.
Subs not used: Karnezis, Hysaj, Diawara, Rog.
Goals: Insigne 90
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti 6.
LIVERPOOL: Alisson 7; Alexander-Arnold 6, Gomez 8, Van Dijk 7.5, Robertson 7; Milner 6.5 (Fabinho 76), Wijnaldum 6, Keita 5 (Henderson 19, 6.5); Salah 6, Firmino 6, Mane 6.
Subs not used: Mignolet, Lovren, Moreno, Shaqiri.
Manager: Jurgen Klopp 6.
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary) 6.
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