Everton draw was the third consecutive time Liverpool could not find victory. Before that they had a loss to Arsenal in the League Cup and especially a 2-7 defeat against Aston Villa, a team that last season was still short of the last round to be relegated. There are many reasons that push Liverpool to this situation.
It may be the mentality of many pillars, perhaps because many players are overloaded, leading to a decline in performance and worse, injury. Or it could be due to lack of luck. The bad luck caused Liverpool to lose Van Dijk for the rest of the season, then Mane was offside just a few millimeters before passing the ball to Henderson to hit Pickford's net in the final seconds against Everton. Also because of bad luck, Alisson was seriously injured, and then Liverpool lost in the match, but the number two "temple keeper" Adrian made countless mistakes. And can not ignore the detail Aston Villa scored 3 goals from 3 shots to change direction to hit Liverpool net.
Overall, there are too many factors that push Liverpool into this situation. But as a king of the Premier League, they must know how to overcome difficulties to get up. Since October 2018, exactly 2 years have passed, when has Liverpool not won 3 consecutive matches on official fronts. The past two years have recorded the incredible stability of this club, helping them for the first time after 30 years winning the English championship and before the prestigious Champions League title.
Obviously, if you want to find the top of glory, Liverpool must soon "bring things back to normal", as coach Juergen Klopp said. But "normal" here is the habit of victory. Liverpool has stumbled too much, now is the time to get up.
And it is convenient for Liverpool when today's opponent - Ajax - is no longer himself compared to two seasons ago, when the Dutch club almost reached the Champions League final. Ajax has lost De Ligt, De Jong and this season is Hakim Ziyech, Van de Beek, Sergino Dest. In the summer of 2020 alone, they earned 100 million euros from the sale of players, but Ajax spent less than half of this amount to reinvest the team.
As a result, from being alone at the top of the Dutch National League, Ajax is losing the first place to PSV. This year, they will certainly face fierce competition on the domestic front, not to mention the opportunity to go deeply threatened in the Champions League when the opponents are "armed" increasingly modern. move forward, while Ajax weakens.
An Ajax that is no longer himself will be an opportunity for Liverpool to find victory. At Johan Cruijff Arena tonight, Liverpool is definitely absent from Van Dijk, Alisson, Chamberlain. In addition, Keita is sick so he cannot fight and Thiago Alcantara, according to the latest news, is also absent due to injury after being hit by a malicious ball in the Everton draw. Liverpool will have many difficulties, but with deep forces, they will surely find a way to overcome the difficulty. There are still quality reserve players like Diogo Jota, Minamino, James Milner, not to mention Shaqiri who are always ready to play the stunt. In general, Liverpool is still capable of defeating Ajax, first to end the longest streak of the last two years, then to regain psychological momentum to be ready for a tough series with 6 games in just 18 days. before.