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The Italian manager has broken his shoulder ahead of Napoli’s Champions League opener against Liverpool

‘I’m always present when the players train.’ ‘I was here to supervise Salvatore Sirigu and Diego Demme’s training session. Spalletti compared Europe’s elite club competition to a “football funfair.” Unfortunately, I fractured a bone in my shoulder and was in excruciating pain. However, the Italian club’s manager, Luciano Spalletti, has a shoulder injury. ‘I was in an accident on Sunday,’ the 63-year-old Italian told reporters. I made it back to Naples tonight with the help of a friend. At Tuesday’s press conference, the 63-year-old wore a sling around his right arm. Published: 11:56 a.m. EDT, September 6, 2022 | Updated: 11:56 a.m. EDT, September 6, 2022 I went to the clinic in Milan for some check-ups, and an x-ray confirmed that I had a fracture.’ Luciano Spalletti, manager of Napoli, has fractured his shoulder ahead of his team’s first Champions League match against Liverpool. The Reds, who were defeated in last season’s final by Real Madrid, travel to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Wednesday night. Spalletti’s managerial attire had a new addition as he attended his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, cradling his right arm in a sling. On Wednesday evening, Spalletti’s Napoli face Liverpool in the Champions League. Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti FRACTURES his shoulder in a ‘accident’ ahead of a Champions League game against Liverpool… and warns the Reds that the’scream’ of the Italian club’s fans will’reach Anfield’ ‘You’ll be seeing me with this sling for at least a month now.’ ‘We know how much strength Maradona can give us,’ he said. ‘I am confident that the Champions scream from our stadium will reach Anfield tomorrow.’ The excitement must triumph over the tension, and our fans know how to bring us to life.’ Spalletti, a former Roma and Inter Milan manager, also warned Liverpool that they will enter a cauldron of noise on Wednesday night. On Tuesday, Spalletti and club captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo spoke to the media. Liverpool, according to Napoli’s manager, will walk into a cauldron of noise tomorrow. ‘I am very excited to lead Napoli in the Champions League,’ said Spalletti. I missed yesterday’s training session, but it’s all good now because I have my captain here to support me,’ he said with a smile to Napoli captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo, who sat next to him. Now comes the test of the Champions League, a competition in which the club has never advanced past the round of 16. Luciano Spalletti, manager of Napoli, revealed that he fractured his shoulder a few days ago. Spalletti took over as Napoli manager in the summer of 2021 and guided them to third place in Serie A last season. This is the competition that footballers have wished to compete in since they were children. ‘It’s like a football funfair, the players are motivated, everyone’s eyes sparkle, and this is a reward for the great championship played last year,’ says one. Spalletti is also excited to face Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. ‘It’s an honor to be sitting next to Klopp’s bench,’ he said. Spalletti is also looking forward to meeting Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for the first time. However, it is also a high-level technical competition in which any ball can become the game-winning ball.’ I’ll make an effort to carefully read the cues he’ll give the team. He is a coach from whom one can always learn something new.’ ‘He is a one-of-a-kind character and coach with a philosophy that sets him apart globally.’ The pair have only met on the field once before, in the Champions League, when the German’s Borussia Dortmund team defeated Spalletti’s Zenit St Petersburg 4-2.

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