Fabinho's wife tweets after Liverpool 1-0 Napoli about Ancelotti & Mertens mocking them

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Liverpool are through to the Champions League last 16 by the skin of their teeth following Tuesday night's 1-0 victory over Napoli.

Mohamed Salah scored the all-important goal as the Reds moved level on points with their Italian opponents but progressed due to their superior head-to-head goal difference.

Pipping Napoli to second will have been very sweet for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool players after Carlo Ancelotti and Dries Mertens bad mouthed them before the game.

Ancelotti said playing Atlanta in Serie A was tougher than facing Liverpool at Anfield, while Mertens said he didn't understand why the 'This is Anfield' sign is so special.

Clearly the pair were trying to play mind games on Liverpool but, embarrassingly for them, their attempts completely backfired.

"We must go to Anfield with courage and play our game," said Ancelotti. "Now let's think about the Serie A game at Atalanta on Monday, which will be more tough than Liverpool."

And Mertens said: "My strongest memory is that they have a sign saying 'This is Anfield' and everyone was talking about it.

"I came through the tunnel and I asked, 'Where is the thing?' They said you missed it and I hadn't noticed it. So in the second half, I'm looking at this small thing and asking, 'Is this so special?'"


Karma. Mertens barely had a sniff at Anfield as Liverpool's back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson produced another solid performance.

Goalkeeper Alisson was also phenomenal, while the midfield trio of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum showed bite and energy.

Summer signing Fabinho was introduced late on to protect Liverpool's lead and now his wife has sent out a tweet responding to Ancelotti and Mertens' post-match comments.

Rebeca Tavares is well known amongst Liverpool fans for her outbursts on Twitter and she didn't disappoint after the Napoli game.

In response to a Liverpool fan tweeting the headlines from Ancelotti and Mertens' stories, Fabinho's wife wrote: "That's why I love this sport.

"In everything in life we have to be quiet and wait! We have to live the present, so let's celebrate this victory."

Tavares' tweet really resonated with Liverpool fans, who loved seeing her rubbing the victory in the faces of Ancelotti and Mertens after they tried to mock their club.

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