Rafa Benitez explained his defensive picks and Davide Nicola insisted 4-0 was harsh on Livorno.
Benitez: 'The reaction I wanted'
Rafa Benitez saw “the character and reaction I wanted” after the Arsenal defeat as Napoli crushed Livorno 4-0.
Wk7: Four-star Napoli
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.
Schiattarella's San Paolo dream
Livorno midfielder Pasquale Schiattarella has gone from ultra’ in the stands to playing at the San Paolo. “I can hardly believe it.”
Nicola: 'Napoli-Livorno prestige'
Livorno Coach Davide Nicola is looking forward to a “prestigious challenge” at Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo.
Benitez injury crisis with Livorno
Rafa Benitez is without Gonzalo Higuain, Raul Albiol or Camilo Zuniga against Livorno. “This is a test of Napoli’s maturity.”
Higuain ready for Livorno?
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.
Wk6: Inter and Lazio held
Inter were pegged back by Cagliari and Sassuolo fought back to hold Lazio 2-2, while Atalanta, Verona and Catania earned victories.
Nicola: 'Bench better than pitch'
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.
Wk4: Genoa-Livorno stalemate
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?
Nicola 'excited' for Genoa return
Livorno boss Davide Nicola has admitted he is looking forward to facing former club Genoa this weekend.
Liverani: The derby is in the past
Fabio Liverani has urged everyone at Genoa to forget about the derby win last weekend and focus fully on Livorno.
Paulinho reveals past rejection
Livorno’s Paulinho is delighted to have finally made it as a top-flight player after failing trials with Inter, Roma and Chelsea.
Bardi agent reveals Serie A interest
Francesco Bardi’s agent has confirmed that Inter turned down bids from Cagliari and Sampdoria for the young goalkeeper.
Livorno snubbed €10m Paulinho bid
Livorno chief Aldo Spinelli has claimed he turned down a €10m summer offer for Paulinho, while he has likened boss Davide Nicola to Walter Mazzarri.
Davide Nicola is grateful to be working with this Livorno side, while Rolando Maran explains Catania's crisis.
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