Loads of Liverpool fans have been reacting to some bizarre criticism from a Champions League rival, as the Napoli president took a swipe at the city of Liverpool.
Liverpool have gotten off to a brilliant start to this season, but the defeat in Naples was undoubtedly the low point of the season so far.
The Reds were outplayed, outclassed and outfought as Lorenzo Insigne scored a late winner for their group C rivals, and the Italians are clearly confident ahead of their trip to Merseyside later in the competition.
“You’d have to be crazy not to be happy in Naples,” Napoli club president Aurelio De Laurentiis said about his players.
“These kids (the players) have to wake up, train and they’re done for the day. We pay them to have fun.
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“Can you imagine waking up every day in Liverpool? You only have the house of the Beatles, Abbey Road… In Paris, there’s loads of things to see, but the climate isn’t great like in Naples.”
Needless to say, Liverpool fans haven’t taken too kindly to what is a rather bizarre dig at their city, and the atmosphere at Anfield will be electric when Napoli come to town on December 11.
The Reds will be hoping to pick up six points from their next two fixtures as they face group underdogs Red Star Belgrade both home and away, and the visit of Napoli on matchday six could well decide the fate of group C.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
?????????? I visited Naples in the summer! It’s a complete hole!
Armed police on every street corner and it stank! ??♂️
— Alex Brown (@Braann47) October 24, 2018
We must surely be in for one of his players then #LFC
— #ZarahLoungeByo (@tbassdj) October 24, 2018
This feels like a bitter attempt to persuade a Napoli player to stay there instead of becoming a red, doesn’t it?
— Oswaldo Cordero (@oscordero13) October 24, 2018
Team Talk done for the return leg
— Mike Cody (@mikeycody76) October 24, 2018
Went to Naples this summer… Had a stopover returning from Sorrento… Worst, most depressing City I’ve ever visited… And I’ve been to third world countries. Don’t like poking fun at cities, but Christ…
— Tom-Ryan (@NotnotChandley) October 24, 2018
Does he think Napoli are Liverpool’s equals with the way he banters LFC all the time?
— Aditya Tanikella (@AdityaAbhishekT) October 24, 2018
Not to mention that there is nearby active volcano that threatens to obliterate the city at any time
— Nicolas Photiades (@Phootie) October 24, 2018
Yup rile up the fans for a Champions League night – defo the way to go!!! Anyone got a bottle of Koppaberg I can borrow?
— Andy N (@anightingale30) October 24, 2018
Is he still mad about the Alisson deal?? FFS mate take it up with Roma
— ????? (@WeArePrinz) October 24, 2018