Liverpool may have won last year's UEFA Champions League, but they would certainly improve their chances of winning back-to-back titles if they were a bit better when playing away from home.
The Reds were not able to beat Napoli for the second straight UEFA Champions League edition at San Paolo Stadium, as Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente scored two goals for the hosts in less than 15 minutes to give the Italian side the edge over the current UCL holders. Liverpool lost last year's clash against the Partenopei with a 1-0 score at the same venue, which complicated their chances of making it to the next stage of the competition.
The main problem for Liverpool is that they have not been able to win a single away game in Group stage matches, as Klopp's men have not claimed three points in almost two years.
Liverpool have not won a Champions League group stage away game since 17th October 2017 when they beat Maribor 7-0. pic.twitter.com/sjC3cVZljg— Coral (@Coral) September 17, 2019
In fact, Jürgen Klopp has also had his fair share of problems when playing away games in Italy.
5 - Since a 2-0 win over Udinese as Borussia Dortmund boss in October 2008, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lost on each of his last five visits to Italian sides in all competitions. Accidenti. pic.twitter.com/gbYrQQTjN4— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 17, 2019