Liverpool’s start to the season has been a positive one. Doing well in both the Champions League and Premier League, Jurgen Klopp will hope this can be the year he gets some silverware at Anfield.
The club have had a tough fixture list recently and coming up this week is Napoli, who they face away on Wednesday evening.
Much of the Italian media is building up to the game and there’s plenty of coverage about Klopp’s side and just how brilliant they’ve been for much of the current season.
Radio Marte have managed an interview with Fabio Aurelio, who played for the Reds from 2006 to 2012. The quotes have been picked up by CalcioNapoli24 and whilst it’s clear Aurelio thinks a lot of the current Liverpool team, he feels Klopp’s team is lacking a leader since Steven Gerrard retired.
“Wednesday will be a very balanced game,” Aurelio explained. “Liverpool are very strong now and have more experience, but Napoli are very strong at home and have grown a lot in the last season.”
The Brazilian then went on to speak about a previous match the Merseyside club had against Napoli: “I didn’t play against Napoli in the first leg, the atmosphere of the Sao Paolo stadium was impressive, I remember Lavezzi of that Napoli specifically. Gerrard was everything for that Liverpool, and in this team a leader like Steven is missing.”
To be fair, not many teams have a leader like Steven Gerrard.