After a horror show in Naples last week, Liverpool will be keen to get a win against a tricky opponent in Ajax. Here we have Liverpool vs Ajax, start time, team news, lineup, head-to-head, and prediction.
- Competition: UEFA Champions League 22/23
- Round: Group A, Matchday 2 of 6
- Date: Tuesday, 13 Sept.
- Start Time: 8:00 pm BST
- Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
After losing the Champions League final against Real Madrid last season, Liverpool haven’t been the same. They lost their opening match in the Champions League by 1-4 goals against Napoli. The Merseyside Reds won only two of their six matches in the Premier League.
However, Liverpool’s Premier League game against the Wolves this weekend was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It allows Juergen Klopp to prepare his men better to take on the Eredivisie champions Ajax.
Elsewhere, Ajax are off to a great start. They began their European campaign with a 4-0 victory over the Scottish side Rangers. They are also keeping a perfect record in Eredivisie, winning all six of their games.
It would be a tricky challenge for Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp to shape his team against an in-form Ajax.
Liverpool vs Ajax: Team News and Lineup
Juergen Klopp will miss Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and Curtis Jones in midfield alongside Ibrahima Konate in the backline. Fabio Carvalho is doubtful about this one.
Thiago Alcantara came off the bench last week. He could start against Ajax.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Owen Wijndal is the lone first-team player unavailable for Ajax. Mohammed Kudus could get the nod ahead of Brian Brobbey following a goal and an assist against the Rangers.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Pasveer; Rensch, Timber, Bassey, Blind; Berghuis, Alvarez, Taylor; Tadic, Kudus, Bergwijn
- Liverpool: 2 wins
- Ajax: 1 win
- Draws: 1
Liverpool went head-to-head against Ajax in the 2020-2021 Champions League group stage. They won both matches by 1-0 goals.
Liverpool vs Ajax Prediction
The English giants are struggling to get on the track this season. They are struggling in the Premier League and lost their opening UCL match by 1-4 goals against Napoli.
It would be a tricky task for Klopp against the Eredivisie champions Ajax who are keeping a perfect record this season.
Having a week off after their last game, the Reds are well rested. We don’t think they will lose against Ajax at home.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Ajax