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Lorenzo Insigne Fined €350,000 After Organising Napoli Player 'Mutiny'

Lorenzo Insigne Fined €350,000 After Organising Napoli Player 'Mutiny'

Liverpool take on Napoli this evening hoping to secure top spot in Group E with a victory. In opposition will be a talented team, but one who are very much in turmoil at the minute.

Napoli have not won a Serie A game since October 19th and now find themselves embroiled in a controversial incident involving the club's president and playing staff.

Captain Lorenzo Insigne has been fined €350,000 for his part in a squad 'mutiny' earlier this month. The players refused to attend a week long training camp just before the recent international break, much to the anger of owner Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Insigne is thought to have been the individual who led this refusal according to Italian media. He has not been the only one punished, however, with every member of the squad fined 25 per cent of their weekly wage.

This even resulted in a physical confrontation, with Brazilian midfielder Allan squaring up to De Laurentiis and his son Edo, who acts as vice-president.

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None of this is an ideal buildup to a trip to Anfield, even if Napoli do have a decent record against Liverpool. They have beaten them at home in both this season and last season in the Champions League, while they fell to a narrow 1-0 away defeat in December of last year.

A win would secure their passage to the last 16, but a loss could see them enter the final round of games only one point ahead of RB Salzburg.

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Gary Connaughton

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