The Reds’ star summer signing has not been featured since his injury in the Merseyside derby in October and is now expected to be out until the New Year with a knee injury in the challenge of Everton’s Richardson.
Jurgen Klopp has given an update on Virgil van Dijk’s recovery after the Dutchman’s knee “does not feel like a knee” after surgery to repair a fracture that occurred in the same game at Gurdison Park.
Van Dyke is likely to miss the rest of the 2020/21 season, while Liverpool will also be without Nabi Keita, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sherdan Shakiri.
England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is making good progress with his recovery from a calf problem, yet has yet to return.
James Milner, who suffered a wrist injury in Saturday’s 1-1 draw in Brighton, will also miss the Ajax visit to Group D.
Captain Jordan Henderson has returned to the Amex following an injury. Liverpool are looking to avoid defeat on Tuesday and qualify for the last 16 of the elite club competition in Europe.
Liverpool Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1): Allison; N. Williams, R. Williams, Mattip, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho; Salah, Firmino, Mane; Jota
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