Match: Liverpool vs Ajax
Compettion: Champions League
Referee: Tobias Stieler
Assistant referees: Mike Pickel, Christian Gittelmann
Fourth official: Marco Fritz
VAR: Bastian Dankert, Harm Osmers
The Reds’ star summer signing has not featured since being hurt in the Merseyside derby in October and is now expected to be out until the New Year with a knee injury suffered in a challenge from Everton’s Richarlison.
Jurgen Klopp has also provided an update on Virgil van Dijk’s recovery, saying the Dutchman’s knee “doesn’t look like a knee should” after surgery to repair ligament damage suffered in that same game at Goodison Park.
he Seagulls had earlier missed another penalty and a glorious chance, though, so the result itself was harder to argue against than the manner in which it eventually occurred.
Liverpool have now only won one of their last four games in all competitions, following a run of five successive wins before that, although their only defeat in their last 10 came at the hands of Atalanta on matchday three.
Midfielder James Milner (Hamstring) is the latest player to be added to an injury list which that includes Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Thiago Alcantara (knee), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Calf twist) and Xherdan Shaqiri (muscle spasm).
The return to fitness of captain Jordan Henderson this past weekend will have come as a huge boost for Liverpool. He should slot in as the No. 6 on Tuesday, with Georginio Wijnaldum partnering him in the midfield double pivot. Naby Keita is a doubt for the contest.
The front four of Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah pick themselves in the final third. Firmino should operate in the hole behind Salah, who will start up top with Jota and Mane operating on the wings.
Liverpool Expected Line Up vs Ajax
Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Williams, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum; Jota, Firmino, Mane; Salah