His shaky, occasionally erratic displays are unlikely to have gone unnoticed by Klopp and the Liverpool team who could target Rui on Wednesday night. 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.
"I like Carlo Ancelotti, I respect him a lot".
Sarri had again guided Napoli to a second-place finish in Serie A last season, picking up a club-record 91 points on the way, and there were worries the players would be lost without the chain-smoking coach in the dugout.
"Saying all these nice things about me before a game - it's nice, obviously, but it's tactics. I think he deserves to be in the England squad".
The Stadio San Paolo - even when derided by Napoli's own chairman - is one of Europe's great venues and this is likely to be a much trickier test for the Reds and a better indicator of their credentials than victory over a limp Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.
"We hope to play a good game, cause them problems, and get three points in the most hard group of all", added Insigne, who recalled he scored his first Champions League goal against Borussia Dortmund, then managed by Klopp, five years ago.
His last game (at Chelsea) was really good - he was in the positions but then the last two balls were not too cool. Goes about his business quietly while the media hype up Van Dijk for being half the player", whilst @alxsson concurs by stating his 'Fairly unpopular opinion: "Van Dijk is our most important player'. We played them in pre-season, that worked well for us and not really well for them but I think the circumstances were different.
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"It taught us a lot of things and we won't be using the same strategy, we were a bit stretched".
The first difference is up front with Arkadiusz Milik, not Dries Mertens, partnering Lorenzo Insigne in attack.
Jordan Henderson is known to be a midfielder who constantly wants to pass the ball forward but on Saturday he did the exact opposite and kept going back to his defenders.
As a result, Jurgen Klopp's side should get joy through the middle, with Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane sure to exploit the space the hosts offer in this part of the field. The Premier League outfit have conceded just three times in the league while Napoli have conceded 10 goals already.