It may not come at the worst of times, with Jürgen KloppThe team is still exhausted due to injuries, including A New problem for Andy RobertsonIt will be interesting to see who stands up to the Dutch champions at Anfield.
After an embarrassing defeat in Napoli, Klopp suggested it was time for his team “Reinventing themselves,” Which makes his team’s choice of Ajax even more interesting.
unsurprisingly, thiago He made a huge difference in Liverpool’s midfield when he was involved in the last half hour against Napoli and there is every chance of throwing him now right from the start.
Here, we take a look at two ways the Reds could line up against Ajax.
From Klopp’s pre-match press conference on Monday, we know the following:
Liverpool vs Ajax match
Could this be the eleventh Klopp decided to go with?
- Matip and Tsimikas in Gomez and Robertson
- thiago To replace Milner in midfield
- Salah next to Diaz and Nunez at the top
If these are the changes, this will be the Reds 11th:
However, there is the potential for more changes to be made, especially with Klopp acknowledging that his side need to offer something different after Napoli.
Given this statement, some might feel that a change of system could be on the table, but Ajax’s style of play and tendency to try to dominate matches in midfield could mean the Liverpool boss is reluctant to stray from his usual 4-3-3 formation-composition.
In attack with the likes of Nunez and Diogo Jota Back in the mix, is it now time to give Salah a rest?
If Klopp chooses to take out the Egyptian, the team could look like this:
- Alexander Arnold and Tsimikas as players
- thiago in milner
- Jota to replace Salah on the right side of the attack
That would see Liverpool lined up like this:
There was a great opportunity for the team to play this match to look different if Liverpool clashed with it Wolves Proceed as planned on Saturday.
The Reds did not lose their first two group matches in the European competition, and it was clear after the defeat to Napoli that something needed to change.
For these reasons, the squad that will face Ajax could be the most interesting selection for Klopp’s side this season so far.