Liverpool and Tottenham’s Champions League hopes hang in the balance… so, what do they need to do against Napoli and Barcelona to reach last 16?
- Liverpool must beat Napoli to have any chance of qualifying on Tuesday night
- A 1-0 win or a victory by two goals would see Jurgen Klopp’s side progress
- Tottenham are also looking to reach the last 16 of the Champions League
- Spurs could go through even with a draw or a defeat against Barcelona
Liverpool and Tottenham both face decisive Champions League fixtures on Tuesday night as they bid to make it through to the knockout stages.
Jurgen Klopp’s in-form side host Napoli in Group C, while Mauricio Pochettino’s men take on Spanish giants Barcelona at the Nou Camp in Group B.
Here, Sportsmail explains how both Premier League sides can reach the last 16.
Jurgen Klopp (left) and Mauricio Pochettino are both looking for wins on Tuesday night
HOW LIVERPOOL CAN QUALIFY
Liverpool must beat Napoli to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages. They will qualify if they win 1-0 or by two or more goals.
A victory by any other scoreline would see Liverpool having to rely on Paris Saint-Germain failing to win at Red Star Belgrade.
If Liverpool win by any scoreline and PSG draw, those teams and Napoli will all have nine points.
In that scenario, Liverpool’s superior head-to-head record against Napoli and PSG would see them finish top.
Liverpool currently sit third in Champions League Group C but they could still finish top
HOW TOTTENHAM CAN QUALIFY
Tottenham will qualify if they beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.
Spurs can still go through with a draw or a defeat but would have to rely on Inter Milan failing to better their result against PSV.
Tottenham have overcome a poor start to sit second in Group B ahead of their game with Barca