Francesco Guidolin says it would be “extraordinary” if Udinese upset Liverpool at Anfield in the Europa League.
The Friulani have only won one game all season against nine-man Milan, as Anzhi held them to a 1-1 home draw in the group opener.
“The atmosphere will certainly be impressive and the lads might not be accustomed to that kind of pressure-cooker atmosphere,” noted the Coach.
“Still, I think our focus ought to be on Liverpool, who are a great team. After all, atmosphere is all well and good, but the games are played on the pitch.
“Liverpool haven’t had the best start to the season, but that is because they are settling in to a new way of playing with a new Coach who did very well at Swansea last year.
“They paid a price for those big changes, but I have to focus on my own squad and what my players can do.”
Guidolin confirmed he will rotate the squad, so it will by no means be the first choice Udinese XI at Anfield.
“Unfortunately, the fixture list forces that decision upon me. We are playing seven games in 21 days. I’ll make a few adjustments, but not too many, because we want to do well.
“Getting a result here would certainly be extraordinary and important for our confidence.”
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