Maurizio Sarri gives a fitness update on Luis Alberto and hopes Lazio will not take Genoa lightly considering ‘the difficulties are obvious.’

It kicks off at Marassi at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT).

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The Biancocelesti have struggled for consistency this season, lurching from excellent performances to disappointing outings, often due to the wrong initial approach.

“It is a clearly difficult game, as Genoa are in good shape physically and psychologically, they have a way of playing that is tough for everyone,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.

“The difficulties are obvious, so hopefully we will show some signs of consistency.”

Luis Alberto is in the starting XI this afternoon, despite skipping training during the week, as he had been in doubt to feature.

“He looked good in those two training sessions. It wasn’t a big injury, he was only out for a couple of days, so we’ll see how many minutes he has in his legs.”

Ciro Immobile still seemed shaken from his experience with the Italy squad and failed 2022 World Cup play-off. Has he recovered now?

“Immobile is always pretty relaxed, I have never seen him carry heavy consequences from international duty,” shrugged Sarri.

“He missed a couple of chances in the last game, but he scores so regularly for us and even when he doesn’t, he always contributes something to the team.”

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