Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Liverpool will give 100% to make amends for a shocking loss at Nottingham Forest when they take on Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. The Reds are one point away from booking their spot in the last 16, but they are eyeing top position in Group A as well. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who missed the 7-1 crushing of Rangers with injury, should be recalled to the starting XI, while all Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Joel Matip, and Ibrahima Konate remain in the recovery room.
Both Thiago Alcantara and Darwin Nunez have recovered from their respective injuries. The Amsterdammers, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive in the elite competition this term, with the team collecting only three points in the process. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards at Johan Cruijff Arena as Ajax would cement third place with one point from the match. Dusan Tadic is back from suspension, while all Taylor, Ihattaren, and Kaplan should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Daley Blind):
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 9, 1990, Daley Blind is a professional footballer who plays for Eredivisie club Ajax. Blind is a product of the famous football school, and he made his debut with the Amsterdammers on December 7, 2018, against Volendam.
After a short loan spell with Groningen, Daley Blind join Premier League giants Manchester United for a fee of £13.8 million in August, 2014. After scoring four goals in 90 league appearances for the Red Devils, the Dutch footballer returned to Ajax in the summer of 2018. Speaking of his international career, Daley Blind made his Netherlands debut on February 6, 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Italy.
The following year the left-footed footballer represented Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup. He opened his goal-scoring account with the Oranje in a 3-0 loss to Brazil in the third-place play-off. As for his personal life, it has to be noted that Daley Blind is the son of the former Ajax defenders and the Netherlands boss Danny Blind.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophy's in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched six European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.