Liverpool's early-season injury problems make life complicated ahead of Tuesday's 2022 UEFA Champions League matchup against Ajax on Paramount+. After advancing to last season's final, the Reds need a victory. Liverpool suffered a lopsided 4-1 defeat to Napoli in its Group A opener, but Ajax began its UCL campaign with a 4-0 statement win against Rangers. Four players scored goals for Ajax in the result, and they'll look to do so once more against a vulnerable Liverpool defense this week. You can see what happens next when you stream the match now on Paramount+.
Kickoff from Anfield in Liverpool is set for 3 p.m. ET. The latest Liverpool vs. Ajax odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Liverpool as the -195 favorites (risk $195 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line, with Ajax the +460 underdogs. A draw is priced at +375 and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Tuesday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Liverpool vs. Ajax
- Liverpool vs. Ajax date: Tuesday, Sept. 13
- Liverpool vs. Ajax time: 3 p.m. ET
- Liverpool vs. Ajax live stream: Paramount+
UEFA Champions League picks for Ajax vs. Liverpool
Before you tune in to Tuesday's match, you need to see the UEFA Champions League picks from SportsLine's soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
For Liverpool vs Ajax, Green is backing both teams to score and for the match to finish over 2.5 total goals. The Reds will be highly-motivated to bounce back from a disappointing Group A opener and may catch Ajax feeling overconfident. Two clubs in the group opened with four-goal showings, so Liverpool has to make up ground in differential as well. It should press to come away with several goals on Tuesday.
The main case to be made against Ajax is that the level of competition it sees in its domestic league isn't comparable to a club like Liverpool or most of the teams it will see in the Champions League. That wasn't a problem for Ajax last season, as it went 6-0-0 through group play, but the Reds are a desperate side playing at home. Liverpool forward Luis Diaz leads the team in scoring with four goals across all competitions, and he scored the lone goal in his team's defeat to Napoli last week.
"[Liverpool] thrashed Bournemouth 9-0 and then beat in-form Newcastle courtesy of a last-gasp strike from Fabio Carvalho, but since then it has drawn 0-0 with Everton and suffered a bruising defeat to Napoli," Green told SportsLine. "The form of right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is also concerning. He is terrific going forward, but he was torn to shreds against Napoli.
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