The reason for the somewhat bad results lately certainly lies in the injuries, Virgil Van Dijk is practically written off for the season, he has a longer recovery just as Joe Gomez.Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Shaqiri, James Milner, Nabi Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are our, so many saw the Ajax team as the favorite before tonight's duel at Liverpool Stadium (21.00).
The young players were pushed into the fire due to severe injuries, first of all right back Williams, but the Welsh national team player did not do well and criticism is due to his games against Atalanta and Brighton. The duel with Brighton did not end, Henderson had to calm a situation.
However, Jurgen Klopp has practically no solution, it seems that the Welshman will have to play on the field against Ajax, while his substitute Rhys Williams could also get a chance, for the third time in a row in the Champions League.
The German expert is ultimately satisfied with their games, but points out that the problem is to compare them with players who are forced to change. "They did a lot of good things, they helped us, especially at the moment.
The only problem is that people compare them to players who played in that position before them, in our case world-class players, and then it's very difficult for them to see how much they are really talented. But from my point of view, they did a really good job, "Klopp said.
Fabinho with a new role
The English media are wondering if Fabinho could get a new role, in order to help the young Neco Williams? It is speculated that he could play as a right back, where he played at the beginning of his career in Monaco.
In order to do that, his place would have to be taken by Phillips, who showed himself quite solidly in a couple of appearances in the Premier League. It is known that Klopp will protect Matip as much as he can, because the experienced Cameroonian is also prone to injuries, and he is practically the only experienced centre-back.
The question also arises whether, due to severe injuries, the German has to think about potential new players in the winter transfer window? The Reds will have eight more games to assess the situation, the first next is against the motivated Ajax, which tied eight matches without defeat from the previous duel with the Reds and the triumph of the English champions in Amsterdam.
After that, they will have a difficult match with Wolverhampton in the Premier League and the last round of the group stage of the Champions League against Midtjylland. A defeat by Ajax would complicate things, so the meeting with the Danes could also be of great importance.
Then follows a series of matches in the domestic championship, Fulham, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich and Newcastle.