Erik ten Hag wants his Ajax side to be more courageous if they are to defeat Liverpool on Tuesday night.

Ten Hag started his press conference by confirming that he has a fit squad for the Champions League clash. Ryan Gravenberch, Noussair Mazraoui, Davy Klaassen, and Daley Blind will all play, “We have another training session, but it looks good. As you have seen, we have included a fit selection, we think. Those players you mention are all on board. We will train in this way and then we will draw our conclusions. “

Liverpool on the other hand, have a host of injury issues but Ten Hag isn’t drawing too much from that, “We have heard that they have problems in that area. But they are still at the top of the Premier League. Well, that says it all.”

Asked if Ajax are favourites for this game, Ten Hag responded, “Liverpool are at the top of the Premier League, they became national champions last season and they won the Champions League the year before. . So normally you would suspect that they are the favourite. But we are self-aware and we will go for it.”

Liverpool won 1-0 in Amsterdam, and Ten Hag was asked what lesson he hopes his players learned, “That we should be even more courageous, because then there would have been more in it. We have created opportunities, we have not taken them. But I think we would have had even more opportunities if we had acted more courageously.”

He sees opportunities against Liverpool, “We know they are going to be putting a lot of pressure, so we have to play our own game and be good on the ball. They leave spaces behind their last line, which we have to try to use.”




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