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Liverpool vs Ajax preview, team news and more | UEFA Champions League 2022-23

Liverpool FC v Ajax Amsterdam: Group D - UEFA Champions League
Liverpool take on Ajax this week

The UEFA Champions League is back in action with another round of matches this week as Liverpool take on Ajax on Tuesday, 13 September. Both teams have endured contrasting starts to the campaign and will want to win this game.

Ajax are currently at the top of the Eredivisie standings and have a flawless record so far this season. The Dutch outfit thrashed Heerenveen by a 5-0 scoreline over the weekend and will be confident ahead of this fixture.

Liverpool, on the other hand, are in seventh place in the league table at the moment and have failed to meet expectations so far this season. The Merseyside giants suffered a shock 4-1 defeat at the hands of Napoli on matchday one and will need to bounce back this week.


Liverpool vs Ajax Head-to-Head

Liverpool have a good record against Ajax and have won two out of the four matches played between the two teams. Ajax have managed only one victory against Liverpool and will want to level the scales on Tuesday.

The previous meeting between the two teams took place in 2020 and ended in a 1-0 victory for Liverpool. Ajax gave a good account of themselves on the day and will look to prove their mettle this week.

Liverpool form guide (all competitions): L-D-W-W-L

Ajax form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W


Liverpool vs Ajax Team News

Liverpool have a depleted squad
Liverpool have a depleted squad

Liverpool

Liverpool have several injury concerns at the moment with Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Calvin Ramsay, and Jordan Henderson ruled out of this fixture. The biggest blow, however, will be the absence of Andy Robertson, who sustained a knee injury late in the game against Napoli. He will be out until after the international break.

Fabio Carvalho and Caoimhin Kelleher are also struggling with their fitness and might not feature in this game. Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have long-term injuries and will also be out.

Injured: Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Calvin Ramsay, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Doubtful: Fabio Carvalho, Caoimhin Kelleher

Suspended: None

Ajax have an impressive squad
Ajax have an impressive squad

Ajax

Owen Wijndal has made progress with his recovery but might not be able to play a part this week. Mohamed Ihattaren is unavailable for selection and will not be included in the squad.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Calvin Bassey, Owen Wijndal

Unavailable: Mohamed Ihattaren


Liverpool vs Ajax Predicted XI

Liverpool Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Harvey Elliott, Thiago Alcantara; Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez

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Ajax Predicted XI (4-3-3): Remko Pasveer; Devyne Rensch, Jurrien Timber, Lisandro Magallan, Daley Blind; Edson Alvarez, Kenneth Taylor, Steven Berghuis; Steven Bergwijn, Mohammed Kudus, Dusan Tadic


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Liverpool vs Ajax Prediction

Liverpool have been shockingly poor this season and were defensively exposed against Napoli last week. Jurgen Klopp has his work cut out for him this season and faces a formidable opponent on Tuesday.

Ajax can pack a punch on their day and are in excellent form going into this game. Both teams are evenly matched at the moment and could play out a draw in this fixture.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-2 Ajax

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Edited by Aditya Hosangadi
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