LIVORNO NEWS

Sassuolo earned an historic first Serie A victory, Verona beat Parma in a five-goal thriller, Sampdoria snatched a win at the death in Livorno.
Delio Rossi believes Sampdoria can only solve their problems by winning. “We lack self-esteem.”
Juventus and Livorno will reportedly have to pay Chelsea €21m as a result of his move to Italy in January 2005.
Paulinho turned down the opportunity of a move to Sampdoria during the summer, the Livorno player’s agent has confirmed.
“Barcelona are tracking” Livorno goalkeeper Francesco Bardi, revealed his agent, but Inter do not want to sell.
Rafa Benitez explained his defensive picks and Davide Nicola insisted 4-0 was harsh on Livorno.
Rafa Benitez saw “the character and reaction I wanted” after the Arsenal defeat as Napoli crushed Livorno 4-0.
Napoli thumped Livorno 4-0, but Gian Piero Gasperini earned a draw on his Genoa comeback, Udinese won and Sampdoria-Torino was chaotic.
Napoli try to put their Arsenal woes behind them, but have to make changes against a sprightly Livorno side.
Livorno midfielder Pasquale Schiattarella has gone from ultra’ in the stands to playing at the San Paolo. “I can hardly believe it.”
Livorno Coach Davide Nicola is looking forward to a “prestigious challenge” at Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo.
Rafa Benitez is without Gonzalo Higuain, Raul Albiol or Camilo Zuniga against Livorno. “This is a test of Napoli’s maturity.”
Gonzalo Higuain could face Livorno on Sunday after they resumed training, while Paolo Cannavaro defends Napoli.
Andrea Mandorlini was impressed with Juan Iturbe, but Davide Nicola felt Livorno deserved victory.
Inter were pegged back by Cagliari and Sassuolo fought back to hold Lazio 2-2, while Atalanta, Verona and Catania earned victories.
Livorno have had a sensational start to the season and Davide Nicola enjoys coaching more than he did playing.
Fabio Liverani criticised Francesco Lodi, while Davide Nicola thanked his goalkeeper.
Genoa and Livorno both had great opportunities to win, denied by the woodwork, a goalline clearance and extraordinary defending, but it ended goalless.
Genoa and Livorno are both riding on a wave of enthusiasm, but who will fall off first?
Livorno boss Davide Nicola has admitted he is looking forward to facing former club Genoa this weekend.