The two teams met in the final of Euro 2000, which France won, and again six years later in the World Cup final, which Italy came through triumphant.
“France remain a strong nation in European football, one that is always capable of playing at a high level,” Buffon told Le Parisien. “Playing against France is like playing a derby.”
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Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for next season, sticking with the hugely popular retro styling of the current shirt.
The reputation of the Premier League means it is the most popular and one of the most watched leagues in the world.