Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has sent a strong warning message to Liverpool after UCL draw
In the coming months, Liverpool will take on Ajax, Napoli, and Rangers in the hopes of securing a spot in the competition’s knockout stages. Liverpool has discovered who their Champions League group stage opponents are.
Luciano Spalletti assessed his Italian team’s possibilities in the group after the draw was completed (via sscnapoli.it)
“We’ve been pitted against three very tricky teams but I don’t think they’ll be too happy to have got Napoli either.
“We’ve ended up in a really difficult group, but then nearly all Champions League groups are. It’s always hard to put a percentage on your chances of going through.
“The main thing is we do ourselves justice in the world’s premier club competition – and doing ourselves justice means increasing our chances of reaching the next round.
“We’re in a group with three clubs who have helped write the history of European football, three legendary clubs who play at some of the world’s great footballing theatres: the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Anfield and Ibrox Stadium. It will be a journey into the story of European and world football.”
It’s obvious that the 63-year-old is anticipating the meeting of some of Europe’s great powerhouses and some actual football institutes.
Every team in group A will be looking to employ home advantage in four different, yet similarly intimidating atmospheres, regardless of the match that is played during this stage of the tournament.
The neutrals should enjoy watching these games, but the Reds will find this to be a tougher group than it appears on paper.
All of the group stage matches will be finished by the first week of November due to the Qatar World Cup, so Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that the injury problems get better quickly.
The fixtures are going to start coming thick and fast with the domestic cup, Premier League, and now European matches all booked in the calendar.