Liverpool must give Fabinho a chance to shine against Napoli

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Napoli came second in Serie A last season and are in the same position this campaign, six points behind leaders Juventus.

Klopp's side will now travel to Italy to take on Napoli in their second Champions League tie of the season, before facing Premier League leaders Manchester City in their final game before the latest worldwide break on Sunday.

That he has remained there to be counted on at all, though, is a huge boost to Klopp's quest to both go one step further in the Champions League this season and deliver a first-ever Premier League title, 29 years after they last won the English top flight.

"When I've been watching him I think he's been very sloppy in possession in those [middle] areas and at times it's caused Liverpool a problem".

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"I'm not as smart as Carlo Ancelotti, but I'm smart enough to not answer this question in these times", he said.

Liverpool are now leading their Champions League group after the 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on matchday one of the competition.

A win for Napoli, however, would see them overtake Klopp's men. But it is tactics - he's so long in the business and trying to bring the nice fellow out of me.

"I'm surprised with the appointment because we had a bad experience when I was in charge of Bayern", he said at a news conference.

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Virgil van Dijk says that those who don't appreciate Jürgen Klopp's rotation policy must leave as it's important for everyone to be onboard with the manager's ideals in order to have a successful season. "He's still here - that would be nice [to meet again]", Klopp added.

'How can I say, it was not my best performance personally.

But since then it's been better - that was the last time I got a little too excited.

"It was not nice sitting in the stand, getting all the comments, so I made a decision to watch the second half of the match from the groundsman's room - with a big picture of Diego Maradona on the wall".

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"Hate him. He's too big, too strong, too quick, too good on the ball, he loves fighting, good head of hair".