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Liverpool will be in the second round if they do not lose

Liverpool are leaders of Group D, but feel the breath of his pursuers. This Tuesday, starting at 9:00 p.m. (Movistar Champions League), it receives a Ajax revitalized which is at two points, just like the Atalanta. Those of Jurgen Klopp will be classified for eighth of the Champions if they don’t lose to the Dutch and they will pass as first if they beat the leader of the Eredivisie and the Atalanta, who also plays tonight, does not win in his stadium at bottom Midtjylland.

The Danes, still without scoring in this group stage, will face the ‘reds’ on the last day, in the Herning Arena, which considerably increases the classification options of the English team, which also benefits from the Ajax-Atalanta that remains to be disputed since the ‘goal average’ particular to the Italians beats (0-5 in Bergamo and 0-2 in Anfield).

Ajax, who fell 0-1 at the Johan Cryff Arena last October, with a Tagliafico own goalHe knows that if he loses at Anfield he will not be eliminated, but that would force him to win the last home game against him Atalanta. The Dutch accumulate a streak of 17 games unbeaten in the Champions League (8 wins / 9 draws). His last away loss in this competition was against Russian Rostov (4-1), on August 24, 2016. In addition, the team of Have hag, has scored 23 goals in his last six official duels, all of them won.

For its part, Liverpool will not be able to count today with Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcántara and Oxlade-Chamberláin, and probably not with Gomez or Keita either. Kudus is the only ‘ajaccied’ casualty.

Criticisms of the ‘reds’ to the VAR

In the ranks of Liverpool, Jordan henderson, like James milner, has criticized the use of VAR. “A lot of people I’ve talked to don’t enjoy watching football as much as they used to. It is constantly under review, on a screen ”, lamented the captain of the ‘reds’.

In the other Group D clash, Atalanta receives today (9:00 p.m. / Movistar Champions League) at Midtjylland with five casualties due to injury: Caldara, Depaoli, Malinovskyy, Miranchuk and Paslic, while goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is doubtful.