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Saturday November 30 2019
Bidding war for Kulusevski

Inter and Juventus are reportedly ready to do battle over Atalanta’s Dejan Kulusevski, on loan at Parma, whilst Liverpool are sending scouts to observe the 19-year-old.

The Swedish winger has certainly caught the eye this season, guiding the Gialloblu to eighth in the Serie A table.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that it’s the Nerazzurri that hold the lead in the race to sign the player, as Antonio Conte has repeatedly demanded for reinforcements in midfield.

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Saturday November 30 2019
ADL holds summit with Napoli stars

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis met with the squad yesterday and reportedly explained to Allan, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens why they were fined more.

The Partenopei have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks, with the players refusing to go back to the training retreat following a 1-1 draw against RB Salzburg in the Champions League.

The players decided to go home, with the backing of Carlo Ancelotti.

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Friday November 29 2019
Muriel: 'Firmino the world's best'

Atalanta striker Luis Muriel has revealed that he is out to emulate Liverpool star Roberto Firmino, whom he deems to be the best forward in world football.

Muriel was asked by Alfredo Pedulla for the Corriere dello Sport who was the planet’s best attacker, and he answered neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi.

“You are expecting me to name a player who scores 40 times every season,” explained the Colombian.

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Thursday November 28 2019
Five Napoli fans arrested in Liverpool

Five Napoli supporters were arrested before the match against Liverpool on Merseyside, after a clash with the local police.

A statement from the police revealed that five fans were placed under arrest before and during the match between the top teams in Group E.

“Officers policing the LFC v Napoli CL game arrested five Napoli fans,” the statement read. “Three men were arrested for violent disorder and another was for affray following disorder on Walton Breck Road before the game.

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Thursday November 28 2019
Koulibaly: 'Satisfied with draw'

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was happy to take a draw against Liverpool, but admitted they “could have done more to win the game.”

The Partenopei are the only team to defeat Liverpool this season and after the 1-1 draw at Anfield on Tuesday, they are unbeaten in two matches against the reigning European champions.

“We knew it would be a very difficult match,” he told UEFA.com after the match. “They haven’t lost in a very long time."

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Thursday November 28 2019
Napoli not dead yet

The rugged performance to hold out at Anfield was not that of a team in crisis, argues Giancarlo Rinaldi, but consistency has always been Napoli’s problem.

They were queueing up to deliver the last rites before this match. It was, we were told, the end of an era for this squad, its stars and probably its coach. But, at what appeared their darkest hour, Napoli showed reserves of character and quality which suggested their demise might not be as imminent as some had supposed. There’s life in the old club yet.

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Thursday November 28 2019
Meret: 'Napoli humility in Liverpool'

Alex Meret praised Napoli teamwork and “humility” to earn a 1-1 draw away to Champions League holders Liverpool.

The goalkeeper barely had a save to make, conceding a Dejan Lovren header from a corner, although his one fumble did force Kalidou Koulibaly into a goal-line clearance.

“It was a very difficult night, they pushed for 90 minutes, but we showed great humility and played the game we needed to in the circumstances,” the shot-stopper told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday November 27 2019
Klopp: 'Napoli closed the centre'

Jurgen Klopp admits Carlo Ancelotti’s tactical adjustments made life difficult for Liverpool. “We were not brilliant, but we put pressure on.”

Dries Mertens had opened the scoring from a tight angle, but Dejan Lovren nodded in a corner for the 1-1 Champions League draw at Anfield.

This means Liverpool still have a one-point lead at the top of the group, but Napoli’s final game is with Genk, whereas the reigning champions must travel to RB Salzburg.

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Wednesday November 27 2019
ADL: 'Response to critics'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis broke his silence after the 1-1 draw with Liverpool. “So much for those who say they don’t perform because of contracts.”

The Partenopei kept themselves in the running for the Champions League Round of 16 with a stalemate at Anfield against the reigning trophy holders.

“With Ancelotti and this team, we earned two wins and a draw against the champions Liverpool,” wrote ADL on Twitter.

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Wednesday November 27 2019
Ancelotti: 'Liverpool can be controlled'

Carlo Ancelotti explained his tactical choices after the 1-1 draw with Liverpool. “They have quality, but become more controllable in reduced spaces.”

Dries Mertens saw his early strike cancelled out by Dejan Lovren’s header on a corner, but it was perhaps asking too much to get a win at Anfield, where Liverpool haven’t lost in Europe for five years.

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