Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp was furious after being asked if he felt Naples was “a dangerous city” ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League visit there.
In a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s game at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Klopp was asked if, in his experience, Naples was a dangerous city for visitors.
Clearly unimpressed, Klopp replied: “That’s an embarrassing question from you. You want to create headlines. I really don’t understand. Are you from Napoli? Do you think it’s a dangerous city? I don’t live a normal life in Napoli. I am protected, I go to the hotel and now you ask me what I think about Napoli.
“You know exactly what people are talking about. If ‘some’ supporters meet ‘some’ supporters then ‘something’ can happen. Nothing to do with the city. But I’m not here to create headlines for you, and if you don’t know what to ask anymore then that’s no problem. I would love to go to the hotel to be honest and concentrate on the game tomorrow. It looks like you don’t know what to ask anymore because of the question.”
Ahead of Wednesday’s game, travelling fans have been advised not to make their own way to the stadium and to use official coaches, meeting five hours ahead of the scheduled kick-off time. Fans have also been told to avoid wearing club colours, to avoid the city centre and to only eat and drink in their respective hotels. They were also warned by an official fan services Twitter account that: “If you chose to visit, please beware that you may be targeted for theft, robbery, or assault.”