Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti 'surprised' by UEFA choice for referee vs. Liverpool

Ross Houston
October 3, 2018

The Brazilian keeper has settled into life seamlessly at Anfield, showing his worth with a number of smart saves as the Reds earned a point at Chelsea at the weekend.

Liverpool have not been in Naples since their 0-0 draw under Roy Hodgson back in 2010, when the likes of Paul Konchesky, Christian Poulsen and David N'Gog struggled in the Europa League.

He says it was a "professional choice", even if he considered staying at the Stadio Olimpico for the rest of his career.

"Leaving Rome was hard", he said.


"With my mind I made a decision to go to Liverpool, but my heart was still full of tears".

"Because we all know what you all would make of all the things I could say about this".

"Many times I'd spend the night walking the city streets: the Trevi fountain, in the dark, is so attractive it moves you, but the Colosseum is my favourite place - you can breathe history there. But my favourite place is the Colosseum: there you breathe history".

"He is growing regularly in this football, he is a great talent, very complete, but he must have more confidence in himself to make the definitive leap in quality".


"But when a player chooses where to play, the discussion is wider".

The 26-year-old was drinking with a group of friends outside a cafe on via Cesare Rosaroll in the city's historic centre just after midnight when they were accosted by a group of local men.

Jurgen Klopp refused to be drawn in on the bitter feud between Manchester United's Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba after the Liverpool manager was asked about the nature of his relationship with his players.

"When the two clubs reached an agreement, Klopp called me a few times on FaceTime and he explained to me his project and what we would do together", Alisson said.


"I've admired him since his days at Dortmund".

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