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Napoli coach Ancelotti speaks about Salah ahead of Liverpool clash

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head coach discussed his side’s clash with Liverpool speaking about Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and the club’s manager Jurgen Klopp.

Mohamed Salah and his teammates flew to Italy as they prepare to meet Napoli in the second fixture in Group C in the on Wednesday, October 3.

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“Mohamed Salah? I don’t know if he’s at 70 or 80 percent, but that doesn’t change that he’s a top quality footballer and he’ll be very dangerous,” Ancelotti told the media in his pre-match press conference.

Liverpool met Napoli earlier in a pre-season friendly and thrashed the Serie A side 5-0 with Salah scoring one goal.

Ancelotti recalled this match saying that it was an experience that taught his team a lot of things and that they won’t be using the same strategy when they meet Liverpool again.

“It was a friendly, and we didn’t want to focus too much on the opponent and neglect what we were trying to do,” he explained.

“As for Jurgen Klopp, he’s an opponent and a difficult adversary. His teams have a clear identity: very dynamic, aggressive and direct when they attack,” Ancelotti added.

The Reds are currently on top of their group with three points after beating Paris Saint-Germain followed by Red Star Belgrade and Napoli in second and third place respectively after a goalless draw in the first fixture that earned both teams one point.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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