It’s a few hours before kickoff, and the Naples media are trying to amass as much information as possible about how to get points off Liverpool.
Their latest attempt comes via Radio CRC, who, relayed by CalcioNapoli1926, asked Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi what the best way to counter Jürgen Klopp’s side was.
After all, the Toffees were one of the few sides whom Liverpool failed to beat in both Premier League games last season, alongside West Brom, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United.
On top of warning Carlo Ancelotti about Virgil Van Dijk’s height (which should be pretty obvious), Jacomuzzi did give some interesting points about Liverpool’s weaknesses.
He said: “They’re very fragile on the break, because they are drilled to always be in the opponent’s half. That’s where the pace of the small guys up top can put them in difficulty, as the defenders are strong but a bit slow. It’s often believed you have to close the space on the wings, but they exploit the centre of the pitch.
“The problem is in the middle, when you lose the ball, they are very good at getting a move going again. Last year they played this kind of game, and Everton drew thanks to a long ball on the break because they are very slow”.
Jacomuzzi was describing the penalty conceded by Dejan Lovren last season, when the Croatian defender pushed Dominic Calvert-Lewin to the ground in the box after Wayne Rooney found the Everton forward with a long ball over the top.
Piotr Zielinski to Lorenzo Insigne this time? Klopp has been warned.