Monday September 16 2013
Liverani just needs time, says Preziosi

Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi has underlined his faith in rookie boss Fabio Liverani after the 3-0 win over city rivals Sampdoria.

The 37-year-old’s future on the Rossoblu bench was starting to be questioned after a problematic beginning to the season.

The club were knocked out of the Coppa Italia and then lost their first two League games of the Serie A campaign.

“I trust a Coach who I choose and I think a young tactician is allowed to make a few mistakes,” Preziosi told La Domenica Sportiva.

“Liverani really understands football, he was already a Coach when he was a player on the pitch. He just needs the time to build a team.”

Liverani was handed the job in the summer after previously working for the club’s youth sector.

The Marassi outfit have had a variety of tacticians since Gian Piero Gasperini left in 2010 after four years with the port club.

Since Gasperini’s dismissal, Preziosi has hired Davide Ballardini, Alberto Malesani, Pasquale Marino, Gigi De Canio and Gigi Del Neri.

Liverani, capped three times by Italy, is a former midfield playmaker for Lazio, Fiorentina and Perugia.