Ancelotti talks down Anfield atmosphere, Liverpool fans react

Loads of Liverpool fans have been reacting to some comments from Carlo Ancelotti, as the Napoli boss bashed the magic of Anfield ahead of the huge Champions League decider.

Liverpool will have to beat Napoli either 1-0 or by at least two goals when the Italian outfit come to Anfield in two weeks, but Ancelotti doesn’t seem too fazed.

“We must go to Anfield with courage and play our game,” he said.

“Now let’s think about the Serie A game at Atalanta on Monday, which will be more difficult than Liverpool.”

The Reds have progressed from similar positions several times over the years, most notably thanks to Steven Gerrard’s late strike against Olympiakos in 2004, when they went on to win the competition.

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Ancelotti is not the first manager to play down the Anfield atmosphere either, as both Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann and former Villarreal boss Marcelino have talked down trips to Anfield only to lose convincingly on the night.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will certainly need the lift after the dour performance in Paris, and fans suspect Ancelotti has just cursed his team in the same way Nagelsmann and Marcelino did.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…