LIVE: Ajax vs Liverpool – Curtis Jones STARTS for Jurgen Klopp’s injury-hit side… with captain Jordan Henderson on the bench for Champions League opener in Amsterdam
- Ajax host Liverpool at the Johan Cruyff Arena in the Champions League at 8pm
- UK viewers can watch all the action from Amsterdam live on BT Sport 2
- Ajax: Onana, Mazraoui, Schuurs, Martinez, Tagliafico, Klaassen, Blind, Gravenberch, Neres, Tadic, Kudus
- Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Gomez, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Milner, Mane, Salah, Firmino
- Champions League group tables – as it stands
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Liverpool travel to Amsterdam to take on Dutch champions Ajax in their Champions League opening group game on Wednesday night as Jurgen Klopp’s injury hit side look to start their European campaign with three points.
These two teams could have met in the 2019 final, but Lucas Moura’s last-minute winner sent Tottenham through to the showpiece in Madrid, where Liverpool were crowned European champions for the sixth time.
But Ajax get their chance to face Klopp’s side tonight, who are without injured trio Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Alisson Becker in Holland this evening.
Sportsmail’s KIERAN JACKSON will provide live coverage of Ajax vs Liverpool including all the build-up, team news and updates throughout the evening.
Ajax: Onana, Mazraoui, Schuurs, Martinez, Tagliafico, Klaassen, Blind, Gravenberch, Neres, Tadic, Kudus
Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Gomez, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Milner, Mane, Salah, Firmino
– Liverpool have gone unbeaten in their 13 games against Dutch opponents in European competition since 1966
– Ajax have only won one of their previous six games against English opponents in European competition.
– This is Liverpool’s first away game against Dutch opposition in 10 years, when they drew 0-0 to FC Utrecht in September 2010 in the Europa League. Roy Hodgson was the manager back then.
Curtis Jones starts alongside Gini Wijnaldum and James Milner this evening!
Despite winning 10 European Cups between them, this is the first meeting between these two sides in competitive competition since 1966!
A preview of tonight’s game, by Sportsmail’s Dominic King.
Welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Liverpool’s trip to Ajax on matchday one of the Champions League!
Can the 2019 winners start off with three points without their talisman at centre back Virgil van Dijk, as well as first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker?
You have a feeling the Dutch champions may well fancy their chances in Amsterdam tonight…
We’ll have all the team news from 7 – kick-off is at 8pm!
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