Liverpool will face Ajax for their fifth Champions League fixture, and there are calls to make regarding Darwin Nunez and Ibrahima Konate.
Those who support Liverpool won’t want to revisit the weekend’s outcome. But happily, attention can now turn to the Champions League.
Liverpool’s options are clear. Win at Ajax, and they will go to the round of 16 of the competition with one game remaining.
The Reds haven’t always been known for taking the easy route. But for numerous reasons, it’s precisely what Klopp’s team needs.
And may Ibrahima Konate and Darwin Nunez make a comeback for Wednesday’s game?
Will Nunez and Konate feature against Ajax?
- Following a three-game absence, Nunez went back to full training after missing the trip to Forest.
- Due to an ear illness, Thiago didn’t attend the main session on Tuesday.
- Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were both present in training but were ineligible.
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher
Defenders: Van Dijk, Gomez, Konate, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Ramsay, Chambers
Midfielders: Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bajcetic
Forwards: Salah, Nunez, Firmino, Elliott, Carvalho, Frauendorf
Predicted Liverpool XI
Klopp went on to set a trend of five goals in each of the last three games. And there will be changes in the standings for this one; the question is just how many.
But after a four-day gap, three might be the number this time. This is because Thiago is still absent, and Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain are ineligible.
In each department, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, and Nunez are the standout newcomers, which Klopp always appreciates.
Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson;
Elliott, Henderson, Fabinho, Carvalho;
There may also be room for Konate to replace Joe Gomez after four starts and uneven play after returning to the lineup immediately after two weeks and three games off.
Liverpool’s aim in Amsterdam is plain; if they get at least a point. Then Klopp will be able to approach Napoli’s visit one week later as a bit of a free throw and an opportunity for mass rotation.
The necessity for a response following the most recent setback has been mentioned far too often this season. But Klopp’s team knows how to accomplish it as each of their three losses thus far has been followed by a win.