Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects Napoli to be strengthened by a siege mentality when they face off on Wednesday.
Napoli travels to Anfield without a win in their last six outings in all competitions – a poor run that has prompted talk of a crisis behind the scenes.
Several players are facing hefty fines after recently breaking a mid-season training camp, while manager Carlo Ancelotti’s position is believed to be under threat.
But Klopp does not expect these controversies to have a massive impact on the visitors’ chances of claiming three Champions League points on Merseyside.
“What we expect is that it will make them stronger, that’s what we have to expect. I have really not a proper idea about what happened but if I was part of the team as a player I would try to bring the group together and fight against all the things from outside.
“Carlo is the most experienced manager in world football and is used to dealing with difficult situations so he will make the best of it, 100 percent.
“But, saying that, we have to make sure tomorrow night from the first second that this is a different place again.
“We are here. We are very ambitious in the Champions League, we want to go as far as possible in the Champions League again and that means we have to win football games and tomorrow night is a football game.
“Like any other team, we have a chance to win it, and that is what we are concerned about, that’s what we are thinking about,” he explained.