Jurgen Klopp will stick with his preferred 4-3-3 formation and may make a few changes to his starting lineup for this European match. Both Darwin Nunez and Thiago Alcantara are expected to start as Liverpool looks to field their strongest lineup for this game.
Alisson Becker will play in goal for Merseyside after allowing four goals in his last European appearance against Napoli. Joel Matip could be given an opportunity to shine alongside Virgil Van Dijk at the heart of Klopp’s defense. When Ajax is on the offensive, their main focus would be to maintain a high line and defend their penalty box well.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will fill in at right-back as he continues to carry most of the creative burden for Liverpool. Andrew Robertson would be expected to put in another hard-working display on the other side as the left-back. Klopp will instruct both of them to pick and choose their moments to join in on the attack.
Joe Gomez will be available for selection on the bench following his poor display versus Napoli recently as he offers cover for the center-half positions.
Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, and Harvey Elliott could make up the Liverpool midfield for this game. The talented midfield three would try to dominate possession at the center of the park and create some decent chances in the final third.
James Milner could be benched for this game as he is struggling to perform at his best. The veteran midfielder might come on to feature in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Luis Diaz will keep his spot on the left flank after his goal-scoring display at Naples. He will be Klopp’s best hope for a goal this week.
Mohamed Salah is not playing at his best at the moment. Hence, we can expect the Egypt international to be hungry to score goals when he laces up to face off against the Ajax defenders in midweek.
Roberto Firmino will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his opportunity to catch the eye as a late-game substitute if the Reds are in need of a goal by then.