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Matip To Make A Return, Williams On The Bench | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Ajax

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Liverpool will entertain Ajax at Anfield on Tuesday night hoping to pick up a win and secure progression into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. The Reds have experienced a dip in form as they lost 2-0 versus Atalanta before being held to a 1-1 draw away at Brighton and Hove Albion last Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and might be inclined to make a few changes to his first-team for this upcoming encounter versus Erik ten Hag’s men. We can expect the Merseyside outfit to bring Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson back for this European contest at home.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Ajax


Alisson Becker will operate in between the sticks for the Reds after he let in three goals in his past two outings across all fronts. Joel Matip was rested last weekend, so he should be fresh to start alongside Fabinho at the heart of the Liverpool backline as they try to keep things solid at the back in midweek.

Neco Williams produced a poor display at the American Express Community Stadium, so he will be eager to put in a much-improved performance at right-back. Andrew Robertson will be nailed-on to operate on the other flank as the left-back.

Konstantinos Tsimikas and Rhys Williams will provide cover for the defensive positions on the Reds bench.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Ajax (Liverpool players are celebrating in the photo)
Liverpool’s Portuguese striker Diogo Jota celebrates after scoring a goal with Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (L) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)


Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson will line up as the holding midfielders as they hope to dominate the battle at the centre of the park and orchestrate some decent opportunities for their teammates to score.

The dangerous trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah could be unleashed just ahead of them as part of Klopp’s attack. Liverpool have struggled to engineer too many goal-scoring opportunities over the past couple of matches, so Klopp might select an attacking lineup for this game on Tuesday.

Curtis Jones might have to settle for a spot on the bench as he awaits his chance to shine as an impact substitute if Klopp calls upon his services.


Diogo Jota will once again get the nod to lead the charge down the middle. The Portuguese sensation scored a brilliant goal versus the Seagulls on Saturday which will keep him in high spirits heading into this midweek showdown at Merseyside.

Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino will be available for selection on the bench but could come on to influence the game as the second-half substitutes if needed.

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