Drawing 1-1 against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend, Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp aren’t in the best of moods going into their Champions League clash against Ajax.
While the club are without Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk for (most likely) the rest of the season, they will also go into the game against without Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is out with a calf injury for at least another week.
This means Klopp will have to field some youngsters, as he has already done, which Ajax legend Marco van Basten feels is ideal for the Eredivisie side.
Speaking on the show Rondo, relayed by Ajax Showtime, the 56-year-old said, referring to Neco Williams and Rhys Williams: “They now have a number of other defenders, and they really make the mistakes. If Ajax has to play against these guys, they really have to go on the attack. Defending is not Liverpool’s strongest point at the moment.”
Both of the 19-year-olds have found themselves thrown in at the deep end by Klopp, with the centre-back playing in all four Champions League games so far, while his right-back namesake has also featured in the Premier League.
Following their 2-0 loss at Anfield to Atalanta and the recent result against Brighton, Liverpool will be looking to set things straight against Ajax, and the young duo will have to prove Van Basten wrong in order to do that.