Liverpool not favourites against ´cheeky b*******´ Napoli, says Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool were not favourites for their Champions League clash against “cheeky b*******” Napoli on Tuesday. The Premier League giants begin the defence of their European title at the Stadio San Paolo, where they were beaten in October last year. Reflecting on that 1-0 defeat, Klopp said Liverpool’s...
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Published on September 18, 2019 -  00:44
Klopp: Penalty call was game changer for Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp questioned the awarding of a penalty to Napoli which he felt proved decisive as Liverpool started the defence of their Champions League crown on a bum note. The Reds lacked a cutting edge but would have been worthy of a point at the intimidating Stadio San Paolo, only for the Group E opener to hinge on Jose Callejon being upended in the area by Andy Robertson. Dries Mertens converted from the spot in the 82nd minute before Virgil Van Dijk lost the ball on the edge of the area in stoppage time, allowing former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente to seal a 2-0 win for Napoli.

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