UEFA Champions League: Ajax vs Liverpool

Klopp confirms Liverpool departure date

Premier League winner Liverpool will start UEFA Champions League campaign against Ajax.

Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena

Key Statistics

  • Ajax have won four of their last five games in all competitions. 
  • Liverpool are winless in their last three games in all competitions. 
  • Ajax have scored 12 goals in their last six games in all competitions. 
  • Liverpool have conceded 9 goals in their last two games in all competitions.


Liverpool travel to Ajax for the Champions League group opener tomorrow and the Reds will be looking to start their European campaign with the three points.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are plagued with injuries right now and it will be interesting to see how Liverpool copes without their key players.

The Reds will be without star defender Virgil van Dijk who has been ruled out for the season with a knee injury.

Midfielder Thiago is out of the game after picking up a knock against Everton as well and Joel Matip is unlikely to feature as a precaution. Furthermore, Alisson is recovering from a shoulder injury and he is set to miss out as well.

Liverpool – Possible Line-ups

Adrian, Trent, Fabinho, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Unavailable Players

Alisson (shoulder), Virgil Van Dijk (knee), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee)


Alcântara (knee), Matip (muscular)


Ajax will fancy their chances against a weakened Liverpool team and it will be interesting to see if they can pick up a morale-boosting win at home tomorrow.

Both teams like to play free-flowing attacking football and this should be an exciting contest to watch. 

Ajax – Possible Line-ups

Onana, Mazraoui, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico, Gravenberch, Alvarez, Neres, Kudus, Tadic, Labyad

Liverpool are a big challenge. They are currently the best team in the world. If you win the Champions League and the Premier League in the space of two years then you are a strong contender for [another] Champions League title. Our team is set up nicely. We will be brave. We are going to turn what we have been working on into real work on the pitch.

Erik ten Hag, Ajax coach