Ian Doyle: History suggests Liverpool are not the best at playing for a draw.
So even though he only needs one point to advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League tonight, Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly go all out for the win.
And that means a pretty strong side.
The defense then sees Fabinho and Joel Matip paired at the center-back. Andy Robertson is on the left and, despite a few tough games, Neco Williams on the right.
For the purpose, Alisson Becker remains the preferred choice whenever he’s fit and available.
There aren’t many options in the midfield if, as I do, Liverpool stick to a 4-3-3 formation.
Jordan Henderson is back as a starter, as is Curtis Jones to help the endless Gini Wijnaldum.
At the top, it’s time to return to the tried and trusted trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
However, with five authorized replacements, don’t be surprised to see Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Rhys Wiliams, Takumi Minamino, and Divock Origi all have playing time.
My team (4-3-3) : Alisson; N Williams, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
‘Firmino takes a break and Jones starts’
Paul Gorst: This game is much bigger than many had hoped just six days ago.
At least one draw will be necessary, but once again, center-back problems persist.
I would start Joel Matip there after his training this week and while I’m ready to give Fabinho the night, I just don’t think Liverpool can afford it yet.
Ditto for Andy Robertson who arrives at the left back with Neco Williams at the right.
In midfield, I go for Curtis Jones, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, the Dutchman being addicted to rest if things go as hoped.
In front, Diogo Jota keeps his place while Sadio Mane returns with Mohamed Salah. Roberto Firmino to take a break.
My team (4-3-3): Alisson; N Williams, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Jones; Faux, Mane, Jota.
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Connor Dunn : There are question marks around every area of Liverpool’s roster.
In defense, Fabinho has played three games in just six days after returning from injury and I choose to rest him for Ajax shock with a busy spell ahead so he can recover properly.
This means Rhys Williams is teaming up with Joel Matip in the heart of the baseline with Neco Williams replacing on the right as there are very few other options at the moment while on the left Andy Robertson takes his place. , with a view to bringing Kostas Tsimikas later. in the game.
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In attack, Diogo Jota is the fit man and just has to play.
I’m going to put him alongside Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in order to go full blast for an hour and hopefully put the game beyond the visitors with the four players having almost free rein to make riots at the head of the field. .
The leaves a midfielder two and I would choose the ever-present Gini Wijnaldum to keep his place with Jordan Henderson entering the starting XI.
My team (4-2-4): Alisson; N Williams, Matip, R Williams, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum; Faux, Jota, Firmino, Mane.
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“Be daring to play Jota alongside the top three established”
Chris Beesley: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he doesn’t have enough fit players to rotate, which makes his task of picking a team to face Ajax much simpler.
I would be daring and play the in-form Diogo Jota and the rest of the Reds established in first place in the same way they operated against Manchester City at the Etihad.
Joel Matip returns to the heart of the defense after being rested at Brighton while in midfield with captain Jordan Henderson returning to sit alongside Gini Wijnaldum behind the team’s attacking quartet.
My team (4-2-4) : Alisson; N Williams, Robertson, Matip, Fabinho; Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Jota, Mane.