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Ancelotti reveals how he kept Liverpool at bay

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Carlo Ancelotti has laid down his tactics that helped him control Liverpool.

Liverpool and Napoli both made sure to leave Anfield with a point as the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Although the hosts lead the group, they are still not guaranteed an entry to the next round.

Napoli are the only team to get the better of Liverpool this season. The Italian side defeated the Reds 2-0 in the reverse fixture in Naples. Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed the planning behind the results of the match. The Italian said that he had figured out the way to make Jurgen Klopp’s men more controllable.

“We changed the players, but not the basic structure of the team,” Carlo Ancelotti was quoted by Daily Mail.

“Di Lorenzo played wide on the left when we had the ball, then got back to help the midfield in a 4-4-2 when defending.

“Liverpool have enormous quality, but they become more controllable when they are forced to play within reduced spaces.”