Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti says Liverpool have improved since Champions League win last season
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti believes that Liverpool are an even better side after their Champions League win this past season, as the nightclubs prepare to go head-to-head in the competition again.
Until the Reds prevailed in the opposite experience at Anfield lorenzo Insigne’s last-gasp strike was all that separated the sides at the corresponding fixture last year.
Together with the groups paired together in the Champions League for the second successive season, Ancelotti is aware of the people’ hazard but asserts Napoli also have improved before battle on Tuesday night.
He explained:”We are playing the best team in Europe and they haven’t dropped any points at the Premier League yet.
“The outcome is extremely important in matches such as this but it is even more important we have the assurance to match the top teams out there.
“Last year we were in a very tough group and we really nearly capable. We are determined to eliminate the disappointment of last year, which had a mental effect Serie A on us too.
“Normally it’s the European champions that are favourites but we hope it ends the same manner as last season’s game at the San Paolo.
“Liverpool have improved because winning the Champions League provides you belief.
“Napoli have improved too and we have bolstered our team with the addition of some excellent players. I believe it will be a wonderful match – tough fought and intense.”
Liverpool pipped in qualifying for its previous 16 word by virtue of scoring goals in the group stage following the groups couldn’t be split on many of other determining variables and factors Napoli.
The Reds went on to scoop the prestigious decoration in European club competition, but glory doesn’t appear to have blunted their dream as they’ve begun the Premier League campaign with five straight wins.
Ancelotti added:”We want to play a starring role, first by hitting the knockout stage and cementing our place among Europe’s top clubs.
“We know how good we are and we would like to prove it on the international stage.”
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