UEFA Champions League: Liverpool to face Ajax with 8 absentees, Jurgen Klopp in crisis

New Delhi: Jurgen Klopp will hope to get Liverpool’s season back on track as they face off Ajax in the 2022-23 Champions League Group A clash on Wednesday. Anfield have won both their group stage fixtures again st the Dutch champions the last time they met in Europe which was two seasons ago.

Liverpool have not had a great start to their season apart from their 9-0 win against Bournemouth. Since that big win, the Reds have won only once out of three outings. Jurgen Klopp’s men lost 4-1 to Napoli in their 2022-23 Champions League opener and will be hopeful of a better result against Ajax in what seems to be a difficult group for the former European champions.

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Ajax’s last win against Liverpool in Europe came in the 1966-67 season but they will be hoapeful of a good result against the Premier League team on Tuesday. They are unbeaten in their domestic league and have won all their six league games so far, with an overall goal difference of +18.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool remains without Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Ibrahima Konate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Calvin Ramsay, Curtis Jones, and Caoimhin Kelleher for their Champions League game against Ajax at Anfield.

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Full-back Andrew Robertson is the latest addition to the Reds’ injury list as he will sit out the mid-week fixture as well. Fabio Carvalho has resumed training and is available for selection.

The Sony Sports Network has the UCL broadcasting rights, with streaming services on SonyLIV.

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