JUVENTUS NEWS

Davide Nicola feels Livorno made it tough for Juventus and Antonio Conte is laying the foundations.
Antonio Conte praised Arturo Vidal’s performance as a centre-back against Livorno and joked “it might be his best role!”
Fernando Llorente scored one and set up another for Carlos Tevez as Juventus conquered Livorno to temporarily go top.
Juventus can temporarily go top of the table with a win away to Livorno, but are forced to play Arturo Vidal at centre-back.
More reports are surfacing that Juventus could take Chelsea man Juan Mata on loan in January.
Juventus visit Livorno today and Coach Davide Nicola points out “we know we can do well against stronger teams.”
Juventus have Mirko Vucinic back, but miss a host of players for Sunday’s trip to Livorno.
Antonio Conte loses Andrea Barzagli against Livorno too and tests Arturo Vidal in defence, but “it mustn’t become an alibi.”
Livorno fans are raising funds after captain Andrea Luci revealed his six-year-old son is suffering from a rare disease.
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte would “give the Ballon d’Or to Andrea Pirlo. May God keep him safe!”
Juventus have seen their appeal against a two-match Curva Sud ban rejected, while Palermo’s Sinisa Andelkovic had his video evidence decision revoked.
Parma insist they have no offers on the table for Jonathan Biabiany – a player linked with Juventus and Napoli.
Sebastian Giovinco is the latest Juventus player to be in doubt for the Serie A trip to Livorno this weekend.
Claudio Marchisio expects his Juventus side to be tested by Livorno in Serie A on Sunday.
FIFA have allowed Arturo Vidal to play for Juventus this weekend against Livorno, after missing matches for Chile.
Reports in the German Press have claimed that Juventus could announce a deal with Werder Bremen within days.
Mauricio Isla is expected to be unavailable for Juventus’ next two games after returning from international duty with injury.
Juventus’ defensive headache for their trip to Livorno should ease with the return of Giorgio Chiellini.
Milan defender Ignazio Abate has commented on the transfer rumours linking him with a possible move to Juventus.
Livorno boss Davide Nicola has conceded that facing Juventus this weekend will be a ‘difficult challenge’.