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Liverpool vs Ajax prediction: How will Champions League fixture play out tonight?

Karl Matchett
·2-min read
<p>Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp</p> (EPA)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

(EPA)

Liverpool host Ajax in the Champions League looking to secure their last-16 spot.

The Reds are top of Group D and a point guarantees them a top-two finish, but they’ll be aiming for a win to boost their chances of finishing first.

At the weekend it was a case of more frustration from VAR and injuries for Jurgen Klopp’s side in a 1-1 draw with Brighton.

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Ajax had an easy time of things in the Eredivisie, winning 5-0 against strugglers FC Emmen.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the game?

The match kicks off at 8pm on Tuesday, 1 December at Anfield.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

What is the team news?

Liverpool’s injury issues continue to mount up, with James Milner going off at the weekend with an apparent hamstring strain. He joins Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the sidelines. Xherdan Shaqiri has also been missing recently, while Nat Phillips is inelligible. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on his way back but not likely to feature.

Mohammed Kudus is out injured for Ajax, but other than that they have an entirely fit squad to choose from.

Confirmed line-ups

Liverpool XI: Kelleher, N. Williams, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Mane, Salah, Jota

Ajax XI: Onana, Schuurs, Alvarez, Klaassen, Neres, Gravenberch, Tadic, Mazraoui, Blind, Tagliafico, Antony

Odds

Liverpool - 13/8

Draw - 7/2

Ajax - 4/1

Prediction

It might not be as pretty as the history and recent success of these sides suggest it could have been at another time, but any win will do for the Reds. Liverpool 1-0 Ajax

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