Liverpool’s depleted team take on Ajax tonight needing a point to reach the Champions League knockout stages.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been left irate at his side’s fixture schedule which has seen injuries mount in his squad.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool host Ajax in the Champions League tonightGetty Images – Getty
The Premier League champions will be without eight first-team regulars this evening with Klopp claiming he now doesn’t have enough players to rotate his ranks.
Liverpool are top of Group D but lost 2-0 to Atalanta last week and will be leapfrogged by Ajax should they lose this evening.
Klopp will want his side to dig deep and secure their progress to the last-16.
Liverpool v Ajax: Date and time
The Champions League Group D tie will take place on Tuesday, December 1.
It will kick off at 8pm UK time and is being held at Anfield.
Liverpool v Ajax: TV channel and live stream
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage underway from 7pm.
BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.
Alternatively, EE phone customers can watch the action for FREE with a three-month trial on the BT Sport app – just text SPORT to 150.
Liverpool v Ajax: Team news
Liverpool defender Joel Matip returns to the squad to face Ajax having been rested for Saturday’s draw at Brighton.
Jurgen Klopp had hoped Naby Keita might be back from a hamstring injury but he did not train with the squad on Monday evening.
James Milner is the latest player to be added to an injury list which includes Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Thiago Alcantara is also set to be out until the new year with his knee injury but Xherdan Shaqiri could be back for the weekend.
Liverpool suffered a 2-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Champions League last weekGetty – Pool
Liverpool v Ajax: What has been said?
Ajax’s former Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen admits there will be little joy for him in returning to Liverpool.
Klaassen, who flopped with the Toffees, said: “In my youth I played against Liverpool. With Everton I didn’t really play those matches so not an awful lot of experience.
“I played for Everton so it does give you that bit of special feeling but it’s been two-and-a-half years since I played here.
“I don’t think back with a great deal of happiness or joy, no.
“It was quite clear that it was not a good fit – me and Everton. I was struggling to cope with a style of play I wasn’t used to.
“It was a totally different style of play and it was just hard for me to feel a connection between my game and the game we played at the time in Everton.”