Belgian forward, Dries Mertens’ penalty and a late goal by Fernando Llorente saw Liverpool fall to a 0-2 defeat in their Group E Champions League opener against Napoli.
Former Tottenham forward, Llorente made it two(2) for the Italian side after Mertens scored from the penalty spot following a clumsy tackle by Liverpool defender Andy Robertson on Jose Callejon.
The result means Napoli take second place behind Red Bull Salzburg, who whitewashed Belgian side Genk by 6-2 on the night.
Meanwhile at the Stamford Bridge, host, Chelsea were pinned 0-1 by Valencia in their Group H first encounter.
Rodrigo’s superb conversion of Daniel Parejo’s free-kick in the 74th minute broke the deadlock.
Ross Barkley missed a late penalty which was a chance to bring both teams to parity.
Chelsea will welcome Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the English Premier League at 3:30 pm.
Other results in the UEFA Champions League:
Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona
Inter Milan 1-1 Slavia Prague
RB Salzburg 6-2 Genk
Benfica 1-2 RB Leipzig
Lyon 1-1 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Ajax 3-0 Lille