Liverpool will return to Champions League action on Tuesday when they battle Ajax in a Group A match at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side made a dismal start to their European campaign last week, suffering a humiliating 4-1 defeat against Napoli.
The Serie A outfit completely dominated their English rivals, with Piotr Zielinski, Andre Zambo Anguissa and Giovanni Simeone all scoring to claim an emphatic victory at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
The Reds were set to lock horns with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League last weekend but all the league matches in England were postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ajax, on the other hand, made a strong start to their European campaign as they thrashed Rangers 4-0 last week at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
The Dutch giants fired three goals in the first-half through Edson Alvarez, Steven Berghuis and Mohammed Kudus before Steven Bergwijn also got on the scoresheet to make it an emphatic scoreline.
Ajax lost Erik ten Hag to Manchester United at the end of last season but they don’t seem to have been greatly affected.
They are currently on a seven-match winning run across all competitions and are hot favourites to win the 2022-23 Eredivisie title.
Liverpool’s recent record in the Champions League has been incredibly good, with the Merseyside giants making it to three finals in the last five years. They are also the joint-third most successful team in the history of the European competition, having claimed six trophies so far.
The Reds haven’t made a good start this season but they have never started a Champions League campaign with back-to-back defeats before.
Ajax’s recent record against Liverpool hasn’t been very encouraging, with de Godenzonen losing both their European matches against their English rivals in 2020.
Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated them in England by a 1-0 scoreline after coming away with a narrow victory in Amsterdam.
Liverpool received a big boost when Thiago Alcantara returned to fitness for the match against Napoli and was featured as a substitute in the second-half.
However, they still have several players on the treatment table, including key midfielders Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones. While Ibrahima Konate, Calvin Ramsay and Caoimhin Kelleher are also sidelined with injury.
Meanwhile, Ajax don’t have a lot of injury woes this week. Left-back Owen Wijndal will likely sit out this game due to his ankle issue.
Liverpool vs Ajax Potential line-ups
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago; Jota, Nunez, Diaz
Ajax: Pasveer; Rensch, Timber, Bassey, Blind; Berghuis, Alvarez, Taylor; Tadic, Kudus, Bergwijn
How to Watch?
Liverpool vs Ajax, alongside all other Champions League matches this season, is available to watch online via live soccer streams.
Liverpool vs Ajax Prediction
Liverpool have been struggling to perform well this season. They are currently sitting seventh in the Premier League table after suffering three draws and a defeat against Manchester United. However, their players didn’t play any match at the weekend and will likely be very refreshed.
The Reds are likely to bounce back on Tuesday and claim a victory over Ajax at Anfield.
Liverpool 2-1 Ajax
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