Ancelotti wary of Liverpool threat after Dublin mauling

Arnold Nichols
October 3, 2018

I like him a lot.

This has been familiar this season for Salah: In the 1-0 home victory over Brighton, Salah fired two second-half efforts crazily wide of goal, to the extent that it was hard to deduce whether Salah was attempting to open up his body and curl the ball inside the far post or trying to strike across the ball in an attempt to get some reverse swing away from the goalkeeper.

His last game (at Chelsea) was really good - he was in the positions but then the last two balls were not too cool.

We will see, maybe we will make one or two changes or whatever - maybe more - but it's all about this game. He's a fantastic guy, he was a world-class player and he's a world-class manager.

The Reds flew out to Italy on Tuesday as they prepare for their second match of the Champions League group stage after winning their first against Paris Saint-Germain.

Like Liverpool, Napoli are second in the league table as well but have lost twice already as the gap to Juventus is up to six points.

Liverpool come into the game in good form and remain unbeaten in the Premier League.

After the coach insisted that Kassai "wasn't up to the task" in that match, the Hungarian referee will take charge of tomorrow's group game.


Ancelotti blasted the official after his Bayern Munich side were eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid in 2017.

"He expelled unjustly Arturo Vidal and gave a goal to Cristiano Ronaldo in off-side", said Ancelotti.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference earlier in the evening, Klopp described Wednesday's opponents as a "really good football team".

Klopp was once sent to the stands in 2013 as his Borussia Dortmund side took on Napoli, but the German is confident he'll be able to keep a lid on things this time around.

Asked about those memories, Klopp said: "It was not my best behaviour".

On potentially staying in Rome, he added: "The thought has passed through my mind so many times because I was very happy in Rome".

"So I made a decision to do something different in the second half and I was then with the groundsman in a little room with a big Maradona shirt on the wall".

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