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Sunday September 15 2019
Brych ref for Napoli-Liverpool

German referee Felix Brych has been assigned to Napoli v Liverpool in the Champions League.

The group stage of the competition begins on Tuesday with two Serie A sides in action.

Napoli will host trophy holders Liverpool and their manager Jurgen Klopp at the Stadio San Paolo and the referee will be his fellow countryman Brych.

The entire officiating team is German, including Bastian Dankert and Marco Fritz in the VAR booth.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Ancelotti: 'Napoli have options now'

Carlo Ancelotti appreciates the Napoli strength in depth after a 2-0 victory over Sampdoria. “Fernando Llorente is tall, but he can play football.”

Dries Mertens scored both goals at the Stadio San Paolo this evening, the second on an assist from substitute Llorente.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Mertens: 'We'll see about the future'

Dries Mertens scored both Napoli goals in the 2-0 victory over Sampdoria, but refused to comment on a new contract. “We’ll see.”

The little Belgian found the net in each half at the Stadio San Paolo, taking his career tally to 112 official goals in a Partenopei jersey.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Mario Rui: 'Samp most important'

Mario Rui admits Liverpool and the Champions League are a distraction, but Napoli’s “most important game” is against Sampdoria.

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“We tried to improve on past errors and hope to put in a great performance in front of our fans,” the full-back told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday September 13 2019
Liverpool injury concerns ahead of Napoli

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms Alisson Becker and Naby Keita are out of the Champions League clash with Napoli.

The reigning trophy holders visit the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday evening to open a group that also includes RB Salzburg and KRC Genk.

Former Roma goalkeeper Alisson has been out of action since picking up a calf injury against Norwich last month and it looks as if Adrian will face Napoli next week.

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Friday September 13 2019
Napoli inspect new dressing rooms

The Stadio San Paolo dressing room saga finally seems to be over with Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis inspecting the work done.

The row erupted on Wednesday when Carlo Ancelotti released a statement via the official club website slamming the local council for failing to complete the refurbishment on time.

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Friday September 13 2019
Partenopei are too unbalanced

Napoli are attempting an attacking approach, but without the key pressing ingredients that make it work at Liverpool, argues Jay Cassano.

Carlo Ancelotti said Napoli would be more attack-minded this season, but even he didn’t expect or necessarily want to start with two 4-3 results.

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Friday September 13 2019
Koulibaly: Napoli will win Serie A

Kalidou Koulibaly has insisted that Napoli will finally end their wait for the Scudetto this season. “The defeat in Turin left no trace.”

Koulibaly’s last-gasp own goal saw Juventus beat Napoli 4-3 before the international break, but the defender made it clear his side had drained the disappointment out of their system.

“Naples doesn’t put up with you, it loves you,” he continued to Corriere dello Sport.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Liverpool given Napoli assurances

Liverpool have reportedly been given assurances that their dressing room will not be affected when they face Napoli next week.

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti hit out at the state of the San Paolo’s dressing rooms, while the club released a video showing the shoddy nature of renovation work.

It comes less than a week before the Partenopei are due to host Liverpool in their first Champions League group game of the season.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Sacchi: Pep & Klopp like me

Former Milan boss Arrigo Sacchi believes Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are his spiritual heirs. “We have the duty to make the public enjoy football.”

Guardiola and Klopp have cited Sacchi as influences in the past, and the legendary Coach praised the Manchester City and Liverpool rivals for leading a ‘golden age’ in English football.

“Their football is similar to mine and I really appreciate their values, culture and mentality,” he told The Daily Mail.

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