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…
We all know what happened to the last 5 managers who laughed at underrating Anfield…
— Dean Coombes (@DeanCoombes) November 29, 2018
The last time Carlo was this dismissive of us, he got fleeced in Turkey
— Kappa (@YouMeanFish) November 29, 2018
That’s the team talk done then!! Thanks Carlo! ??
— Kevin McGuinness (@Kevmcguinness1) November 29, 2018
Carlo just gave us the win. Top lad!
— GOcrazy (@GOcrazyFutbol) November 29, 2018
Anfield Masterpiece incoming…
— MR. Liverpool (@WwwGohan22) November 29, 2018
I love it when they do this
— Carlos (@kopcarl) November 29, 2018
We’re gonna batter Napoli, they’re a small small side. Being real.
— Seb7 (@Seb479) November 29, 2018
I love this
— Ihsan Norbet Klopp (@IhsanFzi_) November 29, 2018
lol he’s jinxed himself there. 5-0 slapping incoming
— … (@LFC_JKlopp) November 29, 2018