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Jurgen Klopp rules out move to Italy as he pokes fun at Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis

‘I love Italian food but I don’t speak the language’: Jurgen Klopp rules out move to Italy as he pokes fun at ‘chatty’ Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis who claimed he tried to hire Liverpool boss

  • Boss Jurgen Klopp spoke to the media ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Napoli
  • The Reds need to win at Anfield, with a 1-0 victory or a two-goal margin needed
  • Liverpool boss poked fun at Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Monday

Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move to Italy ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Reds need to win at Anfield, with a 1-0 win or a two-goal margin needed to guarantee a place in the last 16.

The Liverpool manager also poked fun at Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis in his pre-match press conference on Monday.  

Jurgen Klopp has ruled out move to Italy ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Napoli on Tuesday

De Laurentiis talked to Klopp when he was manager of Borussia Dortmund and tried to hire him to take charge of Napoli five years ago, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport. 

‘I still have a three-and-a-half-year contract here,’ Klopp said after being asked about switching to Serie A.

‘I’m not sure whether anyone will want me after that. I love Italian food but I don’t speak the language.

Liverpool boss also poked fun at Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis in his press conference

Liverpool boss also poked fun at Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis in his press conference

‘De Laurentiis is quite chatty!’ 

Meanwhile, Klopp hopes his side’s home form will make up for their three defeats on the road in Group C.

He said: ‘We knew after the Napoli game it was not good and Belgrade was not any better.

Klopp hopes his side's home form will make up for their three defeats on the road in Group C

Klopp hopes his side’s home form will make up for their three defeats on the road in Group C

‘So far at home we have been good and we need to be even better tomorrow. I told the boys if nothing special happens with a referee decision we will get what we deserve.

‘We caused the situation, we are responsible for the situation, but we still have the chance to go through and that is pretty special. I’m really looking forward to it, it’s a big opportunity for us to put it right.

‘We all know the results we need and it is quite difficult. If something special is possible it is here and that is why we should try it.’

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