Chris Sutton fears Ajax will get something against Liverpool on Tuesday
Chris Sutton has told the Daily Mail that he fears that Ajax will get something from their Champions League clash against Liverpool on Tuesday, suggesting that he no longer thinks that the Reds’ form can be classed as a blip.
It has been a torrid start to the campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s side. They have only won two of their last seven games in all competitions. And their Champions League season could have hardly started worse.
Liverpool were beaten 4-1 by Napoli in Italy last week. The Serie A side also saw a penalty saved and hit the post inside Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Ajax meanwhile, also scored four in their opening group game. They brushed Rangers aside with ease in the Netherlands.
Sutton believes that the Eredivisie champions will cause Liverpool further problems. And the pundit suggested that he would not be surprised to see the Reds fail to win this one also.
“I kept thinking because of what Liverpool have achieved in previous seasons that it was only a blip they were in,” he told the Daily Mail, as he predicted a 2-2 draw.
“But with the way Napoli won 4-1 and made Liverpool’s defence look like tourists on an Italian holiday, it has become more than that. Something’s amiss there.
“Liverpool’s players lapped up the praise when they were on song. Now we need to see how they respond when they’re hitting bum notes. Ajax will have a go.
“They’re fearless and beat Rangers 4-0 last week. There’s no time to waste for Liverpool to get their season back on track, but I fear Ajax will take something away from Anfield.”
Sutton fears Ajax will get something against Liverpool
Liverpool will be left with an uphill battle to get through to the knockout stages should they fail to beat Ajax, particularly as they are at home.
Certainly, it would be absolutely imperative that they then beat Rangers in both games. And they may well need to win their remaining two games also.
Sometimes however, Liverpool produce some of their best displays when their backs are against the wall. And they may relish seeing many write them off at this stage.
Obviously, that is not going to lead to all of their problems being addressed. But they still have so many world-class players.
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