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Klopp praises opponent ahead of Champions League tie

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Jurgen Klopp believes Carlo Ancelotti is one of the best managers in the world.

Liverpool will face Napoli in their upcoming Champions League group stage fixture. A win will see the Reds cement their place in the Round of 16, although they already have a foot in the next round.

But Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not hold his head too high. The German feels that Napoli will be a tough opponent to go against. As per Football Italia, Klopp also claimed that Carlo Ancelotti is one of the most insightful managers in the world.

“The biggest mistake would be to think that we’ve won it already. That’s the target, but that’s the same for Napoli, as if they win the game, they are through. That’s how it is.

“Napoli are a very, very dangerous opponent, very strong. They won last year against us in Naples when we were really bad, then again this year when we were not bad, but not good enough to win the game, and gave us a proper fight when they played at Anfield. It’s what they will do again tomorrow night.”

“They are a sensationally good football team. Yes, they haven’t had good results in recent weeks. You can read a little bit about what happened there, but they are not in Italy now, they are in Liverpool and maybe feel relief that they can play completely free,” Jurgen Klopp said.