Napoli striker Fernando Llorente has explained his exuberant celebration in the win against Liverpool was because it felt like ‘revenge’ for him.
The Spanish striker scored the second goal in Napoli’s 2-0 win over the reigning European champions last week, latching on to a loose pass from Virgil van Dijk to seal all three points in the first of two Champions League meetings this season.
It was a sweet moment for the striker, who was part of the Tottenham squad that were beaten by the Reds in Madrid back in May.
That was demonstrated in his celebration as he wheeled off and kissed the Napoli badge to an adoring San Paolo stadium.
And when asked why he did that, given he’s only been with the Serie A side for a couple of months, he explained it was all down to the sense of revenge he was revelling in.
“It was a magical night, it was a special match,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss, relayed by CalcioNapoli24.
“That goal was a good revenge. The important thing is to try to always play with intensity: it’s difficult, but we have to try to do it because all the games are important.
“It was an important victory against Liverpool, in Belgium (against Genk) we have to back it up. It is very important to win there and confirm ourselves as the first in the standings in the group.”