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'Liverpool will be easier than Atalanta' - Ancelotti plays down final Champions League fixture

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29th November 2018
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Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti have previously faced each other as managers of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich / Image: Getty Images

Liverpool face on December 11 looking for victory against and old foe Carlo Ancelotti, who has laughed off the suggestion that his side are worried about facing the Reds.

The Reds succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to on Wednesday night, putting the onus on the final Group C fixture against at Anfield.

A penalty at the end of the first-half wasn't enough to overcome goals from Juan Bernat and Neymar.

Liverpool now must beat either 1-0 or, if the visitors score, by two goals or more to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

When questioned by reporters about the importance of the fixture taking place at Anfield, Ancelotti responded: “We must go to Anfield with courage and play our game.

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The Reds succumbed to defeat against last time around in the Champions League / Image: Propaganda Photo

“Now let’s think about the Serie A game at on Monday, which will be more difficult than Liverpool.”

Ancelotti is one of many managers in recent times to deny the importance of the Anfield crowd.

Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann, manger Eusebio Di Francesco and Man City's Pep Guardiola were all guilty of the same last season before eventually being defeated.

Whilst beat the Reds 1-0 in Naples and are a formidable side, Liverpool will always fancy themselves under the lights in front of their home crowd.

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