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Napoli President Demands Explanation From UEFA After Drawing Liverpool In Champion League


Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says he’s “bitter” about drawing Liverpool in the Champions League and intends to complain to UEFA about it.

The 69-year-old seemingly isn’t happy that his side have been drawn alongside the Reds – who were last season’s beaten finalists -as well as Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade in Group C,

Liverpool – who beat Napoli 5-0 in a pre-season friendly in Dublin last month – were seeded in Pot 3 for the draw, with Napoli in Pot 2 and PSG in Pot 1.

And De Laurentiis, perhaps with a smirk on his face, seemingly couldn’t believe that Liverpool were in amongst the third group of seeds, calling it “a disastrous anomaly

“We are bitter, I will ask for an explanation from UEFA,” said De Laurentiis, who is known for his outlandish statements, said to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

” Liverpool , Champions League finalists, are put in pot 3? It is a disastrous anomaly.”

The Reds were forced into Pot 3 after Benfica made their way through the qualifying round

UEFA’s coefficient system is judged on the last five seasons of European competition, with Liverpool’s only other significant progress in Europe during that time coming in 2016 when they reached the Europa League final.

Napoli currently lie fifth in Serie A, but lost 3-0 to Sampdoria on Sunday.

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