Jurgen Klopp discussed the upcoming Napoli match, as Azure Liverpool will welcome Diego Maradona at the Estadio in the opening match of Group A of the UEFA Champions League. The duo meet in the preliminary stage for the third time in the past five seasons, with Parthenobi He came out victorious in the previous two matches at home.
The Reds boss praised his opponents in his pre-match press conference (via market transfer), and expressed amusement when he was told that Naples was a “dangerous” city to visit like the away team.
When asked about his past encounters against Napoli, Klopp gave examples of his accomplishments despite losing to the southern giants.
Defeats in Naples? If I’m not mistaken, when it happened with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, we were able to reach the final. We have to play better than in previous matches, because the stadium will be noisy.”
Great rated AzureA knack for offering an early surprise, courtesy Luciano Spalletti in the process.
“Napoli has many young players but they are also good. I left some stars and that created some tension. But I think we can build the team around Piotr Zelensky, which is great. I’m not surprised that Spalletti stays calm given the environment created. He is the perfect coach for them. “.
Then he was warned of Naples’ reputation as a dangerous city.
“I know nothing about it, I am always protected and have an escort. There is a danger of fans clashing. You are looking for a title here.”
Napoli appear in the Champions League for the first time since the 2019/20 season. The Azure They have lost only once in the last 12 group stages of the continental competition – with that only defeat against Liverpool coming in December 2018.