Liverpool After Van Dyck
Liverpool was able to return from the Netherlands with a precious victory that came at the expense of Ajax Amsterdam with a goal in the first round of Group D of the UEFA Champions League competition.
The victory came with a mistake from the Ajax defender through Argentine Nicolas Tagliavico, who scored an own goal to give the "Reds" match points.
This group also witnessed a landslide victory in favor of Atalanta by four goals without a response at the expense of the Danish team Maitland, to become the representative of Italy ahead of the goal difference in return, Liverpool came second with (3 points), and Ajax and Mitland were eliminated without any points.
Repeating the beginning of Paris:
For the fourth consecutive season, Liverpool will compete in the Champions League competitions in the mandate of the current coach, Jurgen Klopp, where the beginning was in the (2017-2018) season, which saw the Reds reach the final match before losing to Real Madrid by a score of (1-3) in the Ukrainian capital. Kiev. "
Liverpool, in the opening round, did not know victory well except on one occasion, as the (2017-2018) edition witnessed a draw against Seville, with two goals for each side, in a match held at Anfield.
In the next edition, specifically the (2018-2019) season, Liverpool achieved a dramatic victory at home, "Anfield", by three goals to two against Paris Saint-Germain, and the last version saw Liverpool losing their home against Napoli with two unanswered goals.
Spanish goalkeeper Adrian knew how to preserve his net after conceding 11 goals in four matches, whether in the Premier League or the Carabao Cup.
Adrian conceded nine goals in the Premier League from two matches, with seven goals in full, after losing to Aston Villa (7-2) in the framework of the fourth round calculations and two goals in the Merseyside summit against Everton, which ended with a score (2-2).
At the level of the Carabao Cup, Adrian conceded two goals in a match that was settled by Liverpool in favor of him (7-2) against Lincoln City in the third round. On the other hand, he kept his nets in the Arsenal match, but the "Janners" excelled in the match after winning the penalty shootout (5-4). ).
Adrian has received a lot of criticism in the recent period, due to the level that he appeared in recent matches, after he participated in the account of main goalkeeper Allison Baker, who is absent due to injury.
Fabinho as a substitute for Van Dyck:
Apart from the disappointing results that Liverpool suffered locally, the Premier League champion suffered in terms of injuries, the beginning was in the absence of Brazilian goalkeeper Alison Becker, then followed by steel defender Virgil van Dyck, who dealt a major blow to his coach Juergen Klopp after the severe injury he suffered on Saturday in front of Everton.
Van Dyck's absence may be throughout the current season due to a knee injury, so Klopp is in a real challenge to end this crisis over the defensive side.
Klopp's options on the defensive side are limited after Cameroonian defender Joel Matip missed the Ajax meeting due to injury as well, so Klopp had to hire Brazilian midfielder Fabinho to be next to defender Joe Gomez.
Fabinho had previously participated in this position, specifically in the Chelsea meeting at the summit of the third round, where the "Reds" decided the match in his favor by winning two goals without a response, so that the Brazilian was one of the factors behind his team's exit as a winner in the Stamford Bridge meeting.
Fabinho came back to save his team from the loss after he banished the chance of a certain Ajax goal from the goal line to collect the "Reds" three precious points.