Ancelotti wary of Liverpool threat after Dublin mauling

Sturridge came off the bench to equalise late on against his former club Chelsea

Liverpool's midfield has been good up until now but the trio of Kante, Kovacic and Jorginho really bossed the Merseyside outfit.

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti has questioned the appointment of ref Viktor Kassai for their Champions League tie with Liverpool. A few days later, Napoli called me because Klopp had sent them an email inviting me, at their expense, to see the return fixture in Germany.

However, the move has reaped dividends for the club with even rival fans chipping in on the news for the Chelsea game today: "Am no a Liverpool or anything but big van dijk is different gravy up there" said @moorehouse_, whilst glass-half-full Twitter user @stackz1shot had even suggested that 'If Van Dijk isn't fit to start we won't win this match simple as that'. We can just manage one game at a time, we can only control our performance against Napoli now, so I think it's better to concentrate on the game against Napoli and then we'll look at Manchester City.

"Against Paris Saint-Germain, you saw [Sturridge] playing in a way you didn't see before - defending, switching positions with one of the front three and did that job".

Brewster won the U17 World Cup with England previous year but a little-known fact is that he is also eligible to represent Turkey.

The disappointment of last season's failure in Europe coupled with the stalemate in Belgrade last month puts more pressure on Napoli, who need to take as close to maximum points from their home games to stand a chance at qualification from a tough group. "I am here to be ready for a real battle and stuff like that".

Everything! I think they have a really good team. Ancelotti prefers the lanky Pole because he is physically stronger than Mertens, while he views the Belgian as an alternative to Insigne because they are quite similar players.

"They play well on the break, but there are many things we've got to keep an eye on".

"It taught us a lot of things and we won't be using the same strategy, we were a bit stretched". He dealt with it in the best way possible, since I already knew I'd embarrassed myself.

Jurgen Klopp has held talks with Mohamed Salah to reassure his star forward that a testing start to the season will not become a prolonged dip.

Salah has three goals to his name so far this season and has struggled to regain the form from his record-breaking debut campaign for the Reds.

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