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Liverpool's Champions League defence begins with defeat to Napoli

Liverpool's Champions League defence begins with defeat to Napoli
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - Napoli v Liverpool - Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy - September 17, 2019 Napoli's Dries Mertens in action with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Adrian REUTERS/Ciro De Luca -
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By Alasdair Mackenzie

NAPLES (Reuters) – Liverpool began their Champions League title defence with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday.

Dries Mertens scored from the penalty spot with eight minutes remaining after Andy Robertson tripped Jose Callejon inside the box.

Napoli substitute Fernando Llorente added a second in stoppage time to put the result beyond doubt.

In the other Group E game, Salzburg made an impressive start with a 6-2 victory at home to Genk.

(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Toby Davis)

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