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Sunday May 24 2020
Liverani: 'Can't change rules midway through'

Lecce coach Fabio Liverani is against extra substitutions or play-offs when Serie A resumes. ‘You can’t change the rules midway through.’

A decision will be made on Thursday, with the aim of resuming Serie A games from June 13 or 20.

“This is going to be like climbing Everest for us,” Liverani told Rai Radio 1.

“We built a squad for one game per week, now we’ll have practically a World Cup or European Championship situation where we play 12 games in 40 days. It’s very worrying.”

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Monday May 18 2020
Liverani calls for clarity

Lecce coach Fabio Liverani has claimed that ‘it’s necessary’ for the clubs in Serie A ‘to understand if the season will be completed’.

The Giallorossi coach has earlier pointed out that he will struggle to get his players back in shape with only two weeks of group training and has called for clarity.

“You must be sure to start again and also to finish,” Liverani told Domenica Sportiva on Rai 2. “There is someone who has to decide.

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Saturday April 4 2020
Mancosu: 'Sometimes I hate Liverani'

Lecce striker Marco Mancosu admits sometimes he “hates” coach Fabio Liverani for working him too hard, while he burst into tears after scoring against Inter.

The 31-year-old is making the most of this debut Serie A season, finding the net eight times in 21 appearances.

“No goal has ever given me as strong an emotional response as the one against Inter,” Mancosu told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday March 28 2020
Liverani: 'Serie A must be free of virus'

Lecce coach Fabio Liverani wants all the teams to go through tests in an event of a return in Serie A. “The positive tests also increase in football”.

The Giallorossi were 18th in Serie A, only behind Genoa on goal difference, when the season was suspended, and the coach reveals that they will be ready “like everyone else” if the FIGC decides to restart the campaign.

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Saturday March 7 2020
Liverani: 'Everyone affected the same way'

Fabio Liverani was the most critical of the decision to play behind closed doors amid the Coronavirus outbreak, but the Lecce coach accepts it now that “everyone is affected the same way.”

While over the last couple of weeks some Serie A games were played with no restrictions, others meant to be behind closed doors only to then be postponed, the Government decree has now forced all sporting events in Italy behind closed doors until at least April 3.

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Friday March 6 2020
Sticchi Damiani: 'Liverani happy at Lecce'

President Saverio Sticchi Damiani has claimed Fabio Liverani is “happy” and “intrigued by the project” at Lecce, as the Giallorossi aim for salvation in Serie A.

The coach has been linked with other clubs, with Cagliari the latest possible suitors mentioned, but the President has reassured the fans that their successful tactician will stay at the club.

“We spoke about it,” he told Centro Suono. “I think he’s happy at Lecce.”

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Sunday March 1 2020
Liverani: 'Atalanta a great team'

Lecce coach Fabio Liverani says Atalanta are a “great team” and was thankful to the fans for applauding his side at the end of the game.

The Giallorossi went into half time with the game level at 2-2, but Atalanta eventually took control of the game and put a further five goals past Liverani’s side, with the game ending 2-7.

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Saturday February 29 2020
Liverani: 'Lecce changes for Atalanta'

Fabio Liverani prepares changes as Lecce host Atalanta, but the decision to postpone five fixtures was “made in the interests of four or five clubs.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

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Sunday February 23 2020
Liverani: 'Roma could smell blood'

Fabio Liverani admits Lecce made it too easy for Roma in their 4-0 defeat. “We gifted two goals, they were like a shark that could smell blood.”

The Salentini had won three Serie A games on the bounce before this setback at the Stadio Olimpico, conceding two goals in each half.

“I believe there are numerous clubs in the relegation race, not just us and the two from Genoa,” Liverani told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday February 22 2020
Liverani: 'Repeat Napoli at Roma'

Fabio Liverani assured Lecce will “repeat the performance we put in against Napoli” after that 3-2 victory to get the better of Roma.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“It’s a pity about the players who are injured, but it’s becoming a recurring theme that we’ve got limited options, particularly in attack,” said the coach in his press conference.

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