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Napoli Vs Liverpool, Carlo Ancelotti Vs Jurgen Klopp, Veteran Vs Charismatic, UEFA Champions League 2018/19

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Napoli Vs Liverpool: veteran vs charismatic battle

Napoli Vs Liverpool fixture in UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night is going to be a massive fixture without having the stars in the game which Tottenham Hotspur Vs FC Barcelona game promises, because it’s about two great managers of the game. It’s a battle of veteran vs charismatic. Whereas Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is a veteran of the game, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is the charismatic one who is years behind in his managerial career against the man at charge of his opposition bench.

The game has evolved over the years and it has even forced veteran Carlo Ancelotti to tweak with his systems. He has played different systems in his recent stints at different clubs despite being a rigid man in his approach of deploying Arrigo Sacchi’s 4-4-2 formation in his early years as a coach.

He doesn’t fear to take risks and loves to work with ordinary players to take full control of the system he wants to deploy which fits with the current pool of players he has available at his disposal. Jurgen Klopp also draws certain similarities with the man at the helm of his opposition box except the charismatic style of play he prefers in his gegenpressing approach.

Both have much similarity in terms of managing manager-player relationship, believing in the squad they have, and getting the best out of an ordinary player. The only thing which differentiates both manager is ones’ experience which makes him a veteran & respected and another’s charisma which makes him a lovable and most followed manager in the world.

There will also be test of their abilities tactically knowing Liverpol opted for Jurgen Klopp rather than Carlo Ancelotti when they sacked Brendan Rodgers. Veteran Ancelotti was also considered for the Liverpool’s job but in the end they selected Klopp as Rodgers’successor.

Now, it’s time for both managers to prove who were better fit for the job. However, Klopp has already proved that he’s the right choice but he still needs to lift a trophy in Reds’ color, whereas Ancelotti may prove his Excellency winning the game at Sao Paolo on Wednesday.

There is no complaining about both managers managerial capacity. They are the two good guys out there in the dugouts. Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp both have drawn praise for their kindness, good humour, and a calm balanced approach as a manager. They have cultivated a very good relationship with their players, and foster a united winning team environment.

Both really believe in a great organization. Ancelotti once said, “If you’re organized even an ordinary player can do very well because he’ll have options and he’ll know where they are and how to find them. But when you get to the final third, everything changes. That’s where you need creativity and freedom because without it you only have sterile possession. Especially if your opponent’s defence is organized, and has been paying attention.

There is no need to talk much about Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool detailed attention. If they won’t be attentive, they won’t be playing gegenpressing style. Now it’s time to find out Ancelotti’s Napoli side attention to detail. It will be real test of their tactical brilliance. Old Vs New, fans are really going to enjoy a very exciting fixture.

Napoli will go into the match with 3-1 loss against Juventus in their last game, whereas Liverpool are travelling to Naples after playing 1-1 draw against Chelsea. They haven’t good results in their last game, but they are expected to bring a tactical evolution on Wednesday in Napoli Vs Liverpool fixture.

Probable lineups:

Napoli: Ospina, Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Callejon, Alan, Hamsik, Zielinski, Milik, Insigne

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Salah, Mane

Result Predictions:

Napoli to play draw with Liverpool (1-1 draw)

I don’t see Liverpool being defeated but Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli will really cause problem.


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