‘Can you imagine waking up every day in Liverpool?’: Napoli chief Aurelio de Laurentiis takes swipe at Reds as he talks top stars’ happiness
- Liverpool and Napoli have come to blows in the Champions League this season
- Off the pitch, Napoli chief Aurelio de Laurentiis has aimed several blows at club
- In the latest swipe, he said: ‘Can you imagine waking up every day in Liverpool?’
- He has also claimed Liverpool are breaking UEFA rules and called PSG ‘vulgar’
Aurelio de Laurentiis is no stranger to Liverpool supporters, and the Napoli chief has now aimed a fresh swipe at the city ahead of the club’s latest Champions League encounter.
The pair sit in the same group of this season’s competition, which has led De Laurentiis to comment on multiple occasions about the club in a derisory fashion.
The latest bizarre episode came in Le Parisien this week, when the Napoli chief spoke about the happiness of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.
Napoli chief Aurelio de Laurentiis has taken yet another swipe at Liverpool this week
On Edinson Cavani, De Laurentiis said: ‘Can you imagine waking up every day in Liverpool?’
‘Can you imagine waking up every day in Liverpool?,’ he said. ‘You only have the house of the Beatles, Abbey Road.
‘In Paris, there’s loads of things to see, but the climate isn’t great like in Naples.
‘You’d have to be crazy not to be happy in Naples. At home, I have the best view of Rome, but I’d always swap it for that of Naples, just like my house in Los Angeles. These kids (the players) have to wake up, train and they’re done for the day. We pay them to have fun.
‘They also have the freedom of living in an idyllic situation.’
Napoli play Paris Saint-Germain and their former striker Cavani on Wednesday evening
De Laurentiis (left) watched Napoli’s players train at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night
The outspoken film producer and Napoli chief executive is no stranger to controversy, and previously claimed Liverpool were breaking UEFA rules.
‘I’ve always suspected that the real owner of Liverpool is also that of Rome,’ he said. ‘A little bird whispered it in my ear a few years ago.
‘And if that is true, with a shared ownership they could not both compete in the Champions League.’
He also hit out at PSG and claimed their £200m signing of Neymar from Barcelona was ‘vulgar’.