Ajax vs Liverpool, for the Champions League: preview and line-ups, live

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The English arrive with casualties and seek to overcome the early elimination in the last edition. The place announces Tagliafico as the owner.

Liverpool visits Ajax from the Netherlands this Wednesday, October 21, in their presentation in the new 2020-21 Champions League season, in one of the two planned duels of group D.

The Orejona has the Reds among the candidates to win again the title that he celebrated two seasons ago, at the highest point of performance of the team led by Jürgen Klopp.

The match will be played at 16 (Argentina time) at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, with the refereeing of the German Felix Brych and live and direct televising of Fox Sports (Channels 106 of Cablevisión and 605 of DirecTV).

The other group match will be Atalanta’s visit to Midtjylland in Denmark, debuting in the group stage of the Champions League: it will also be at 4 p.m. (Argentine time) with live television broadcasting on Fox Sports 2 (107 channels of Cablevisión and 608 from DirecTV).

Liverpool comes from two successful campaigns, since in 2019 he was consecrated in the Champions League after 14 years, and in the last season he got break a streak of three decades without being crowned in the Premier League.

That achievement in the English championship allowed him to consider the premature elimination in the last edition of the European tournament, of which he was marginalized in the second round at the hands of Atlético de Madrid, who won both games, in Spain and in England, both played before the coronavirus pandemic.

Ajax, on the other hand, in the last Champions League could not overcome the group stage, in which they finished third, they went on to play the Europa League from the 16th final and were eliminated in a surprise way by Getafe of Spain.

The English champion had an uneven start to the current season, so much so that in the last two Premier League games he only managed one point and in the first of them he suffered a thunderous 7-2 win against Aston Villa.

His most recent presentation was the 2-2 draw against Everton, in a Merseyside Derby that should have been won by a goal by Jordan Henderson badly canceled at the request of the VAR in the closing, but which left him damaged by the serious injury of captain Virgil Van Dijk.

The Dutch defender suffered a torn ligament in his right knee after being hit by rival goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and will be out for approximately six months.

Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, remains sidelined and Klopp added Thiago Alcántara’s knee discomfort against Everton by a kick he received from Brazilian Richarlison in his first full game of the season.

There are also no guarantees that Joel Matip, who had returned to starting in the derby but ended up with muscle discomfort, will be able to play.

The Johan Cruyff Arena is once again hosting a Champions League match after the last one saw an agonizing and painful elimination in the semifinals.

In the 2018-19 season, they were seconds away from going to the final against Liverpool at the crossroads against Tottenham but a goal from Lucas Moura in the fifth minute of injury He gave the classification to the English team, then led by Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.

It will be the first meeting between Ajax and Liverpool in 54 years. The last time was in the round of 16 of the 1966-67 edition, which ended with an aggregate of 7 to 3 in favor of the Dutch, with three goals scored by Johan Cruyff.

Erik ten Hag’s team started the season on the right foot in the Eredivisie, with four wins and one loss, for which he is second to PSV, at one point. He comes from beating Heerenveen 5 to 1 on Sunday, with two goals from Dusan Tadic.

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