Carlo Ancelotti revealed his Faouzi Ghoulam thinking against Frosinone, assuring Napoli “are not going to park the bus” in Liverpool.
Ghoulam had been out of action since rupturing his ACL in November 2017, but returned with a pair of assists for Arkadiusz Milik in the 4-0 Serie A triumph.
“I made the decision to start Ghoulam on Tuesday,” the Coach revealed to Sky Sport Italia.
“This was a dangerous fixture, the kind of classic trap that we can fall into, especially ahead of a Champions League game.”
Alex Meret in goal and Amin Younes off the bench made their absolute Napoli debuts.
“Those who debuted or made their comebacks today should be applauded, as they knew how to wait, prepare and were ready when called upon.
“We can start thinking about Liverpool now, but must try to be calm and concentrated. We arrive with the right mentality, the players are in good shape and a few rested today.
“It is fundamental to have a positive approach in Liverpool, trying to control the initiative, but then we are incapable of any other attitude. We are not suited to parking the bus and this wouldn’t be the right game to do that either.”
Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick for Liverpool in today’s 4-0 Premier League win away to Bournemouth.
“Hopefully he got them all out of his system today and will run dry next week,” smiled Ancelotti with a raised eyebrow.
“I have fond memories of Anfield, as I won the Premier League there with Chelsea. It’s a fantastic stadium and an honour for us to play there. It has a unique atmosphere – apart from the San Paolo, of course.”
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