LIV Vs AJA Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Must win tie for both clubs with either side looking to move one step closer towards qualification.
When Group D of the Champions League was drawn, this one touted as the most tricky and dicey group. Laden with some of the finest names in Europe, progressing from the group was never going to be a straightforward task for any side.
And the group has stayed true to its nature as well with Ajax, Liverpool and Atalanta all in with a shout of qualifying from it after four round of fixtures. With Atalanta brining high flying Liverpool back to the ground as they clipped their wings with a 2-0 defeat, Group D is wide open with only two points separating first and third.
Currently in second, for Ajax, today’s clash comes bearing with it the identity of a must win fixture. A defeat today would see them slip into third spot and leave their culminating tie against Atalanta as a potential qualifier fixture for both the sides.
LIV Vs AJA Fantasy Probable Winner
Despite seeing their three match winning spree being snapped the last time around, Liverpool find themselves in top spot. And while the brunt of injuries will take its take toll on the club, we envision the side doing enough to pull off the three points and record their second win on the bounce against Atalanta.
Probable Playing 11
- Virgil, Gomez, Alex, Trent, James and Thiago will all be sitting out the impending outing for a Liverpool side riddled with injuries.
- Ajax’s Kudus will be out of action due to his ongoing injury.
Alisson, N Williams, R Williams, Matip, Tsimikas, Jones, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Onana, Mazraoui, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico, Labyad, Klaassen, Gravenberch, Neres, Traore, Tadic
Champions League 2020-21
Match: Liverpool Vs Ajax Group D
Date And Time: 2nd December, Wednesday- 1:30am IST
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
- Salah: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
- Tadic: 2 Goals, 3 Assists
The last time these two sides took on each other, Ajax’s Andre Onana played a quiessential role in keeping the contest alive for his side. He refused to let anything go past him to keep the scoreline down to just the one goal in Liverpool’s favour.
Liverpool finally felt the weight of injuries affect their defensive displays the last time around. After having compensated extremely well for the string of injuries, the side’s makeshift defence crumbled under Atalanta’s vicious pressure to concede for the first time in four matches.
And while injuries continue to riddle the club, we’ll still be opting for a trio from the side. With three cleansheets in four matches, they continue to remain the group’s most stringent backline, one always in with a chance of pulling off a shot down.
We’ll be opting for Andrew Robertson, Fabinho and Joel Matip from the side. Ajax will see the Liverpool linked CB, Perr Schuurs be instilled in our backline.
Liverpool’s top scorer in the competition with the one hattrick, four goal man Diogo Jota will find company in the services of Georginio Wijnaldum for the affair. Sadio Mane with the one goal and one assist will wrap up the trio of attacking picks from the club.
Ajax on the other hand will be represented by Davy Klassen owing to his ball handling abilities, one which see him move the ball around quickly for the side.
With two goals in his kitty, Mohamed Salah from the home team was always going to find a place in our team for today. Ajax will see top scorer with the two goals and three assists, Dusan Tadic make a foray into our team.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Salah’s two goals will see him step into our side as the captain while Jota is the vice-captain.
Onana, Andrew, Fabinho, Matip, Perr, Georginio, Mane, Jota, Klaassen, Salah, Tadic
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