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Liverpool need to stop Antony for Ajax on Wednesday night

Liverpool take on Ajax in the Champions League this Wednesday night in a game that will have Kopites on edge. The Reds will head into the clash without talismanic defender Virgil van Dijk, fans will be anxious to see how the defence deals with his absence. Liverpool need to stop Ajax star Antony on Wednesday night.

Liverpool need to stop Antony for Ajax this Wednesday night. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Acid test for defence

The Liverpool back line will be without Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season, barring a miracle recovery.

The Reds will likely line up with Joel Matip and Joe Gomez at the heart of the defence, should Matip be fit having had a scan after the Derby on Saturday.

Andy Robertson could have a task on his hands with Ajax likely to field their Brazilian wonderkid on the right wing.

Antony at Ajax

Football Manager enthusiasts will be well aware of who Antony is. The right winger was signed from Sao Paulo for an initial £13m earlier this year.

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He has transformed many a side on Football Manager, boasting terrific potential on the popular simulation franchise.


He has started the season in fierce form, netting three in his first four league games of the campaign.

Liverpool need to stop Antony

Jürgen Klopp will be hoping that Andy Robertson will be able to put a halt to Antony on Wednesday night.

The Ajax winger may have started life in the Eredivisie brightly but he hasn’t faced a challenge like Liverpool yet.

The Brazilian could have a rude awakening on Wednesday night or he could rise to the occasion.

One thing is for sure, Robbo will be doing all he can to stop the Brazilian from enjoying his Champions League debut.

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