Liverpool’s game at Napoli could happen on the other side of Italy

first_img RANKED Liverpool have played at the Stadio San Paolo before – a goalless draw in a Europa League group stage game 3 Jurgen Klopp’s side play their match against Napoli on October 3 and many Reds fans have already made travel arrangements for the trip.The situation has arisen due to the ongoing controversy over Napoli’s 60,000-seater San Paolo stadium, which is owned by the local council.The seats in the stadium do not meet UEFA standards but Napoli have been given an exemption to be able to play their home games in Naples for several years.Replacement seats were planned for the summer but this did not take place, threatening the granting of another UEFA exemption. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Liverpool FC News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade shining De Laurentiis snr said last month: “One thing is for certain – Bari will not be an appendix of Napoli, but they will be run as a separate entity, with separate efforts.“We cannot mix Napoli and Bari, which are two separate cities, each with their own history and their own fans, who must be respected.”Liverpool’s only trip to Napoli saw them play out a goalless draw at the San Paolo in the Europa League group stage in October 2010.Champions League group stage draw in full De Laurentiis has proposed playing the game at this ground – the Stadio San Nicola in Bari Manchester City played at the Stadio San Paolo in the Champions League group stage last season possible standings 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img silverware Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Liverpool’s Champions League tie away to Napoli could be played 160 miles from the Serie A club’s San Paolo home.This is due to a row concerning their home ground with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis asking UEFA for permission for his club to play their European matches in Bari – which is on the east coast of Italy. smart causal REVEALED REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won De Laurentiis admitted the stadium has “become a joke” and has now put forward the idea of moving European games to Bari’s 58,000-capacity San Nicola stadium if Napoli have their licence revoked.He told Corrierre dello Sport: “For me, it’s a nightmare. Such a bad stadium limits the status of Napoli at an international level.“It’s a shame. For this reason, I say enough: I don’t want any more controversy, so I’ll build my own stadium.“And that’s that. We can’t go on like this anymore. Nobody can tell you to do anything if you put in your own money and have the land to build a stadium. 3 huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade “In the meantime, I’ve asked UEFA to authorise us to play Champions League matches at Bari.“I’ll pay for 1,000 buses out of my own picket so Napoli fans can attend the match.”Napoli chose Palermo’s Stadio Renzo Barbera for a ninth straight year as their preferred destination for European competitions in May.However, De Laurentiis also became the owner of FC Bari after the club were excluded from Serie B and demoted to Serie D for financial reasons. De Laurentiis’ son, Luigi De Laurentiis has become the Bari chairman.last_img read more