Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is looking forward to Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Liverpool.

Ajax start their Champions League campaign with a clash against Liverpool in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Liverpool are defending Premier League champions, and won the Champions League two years ago, “That’s why I think Liverpool are the best team in the world,” Ten Hag told his press conference.

“Even though they have some setbacks with injuries now, they can absorb that. Even though the defeat against Aston Villa shows that they are not infallible.”

The absence of Virgil van Dijk does not change Ten Hag’s battle plan, “I just don’t expect another Liverpool without Van Dijk. Their game principles have been hammered into it in such a way that it doesn’t matter whether doll A or doll B is there. But, the team will not get better without Van Dijk. It does not change my battle plan any further,”

Ten Hag wants his side to be brave, “I want to see a brave Ajax against Liverpool. A team that plays with self-confidence and can implement the principles that we have agreed upon in the field. “

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