This is the best defender in world football and his importance to everything Liverpool have achieved over the last couple of years can not be underestimated.
Matip's presence in Liverpool's defense is vital after the side's prime defender Virgil van Dijk was earlier ruled out with an ACL injury.
Nevertheless, I think Gomez is closer to Van Dijk's standard than Adrian is to Alisson's.
Liverpool enter the game with a number of key stars absent through injury.
What is the team news? But just when the ball was about to cross the line, Fabinho got back in to clear the ball in acrobatic fashion.
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"We will try to find solutions, but I have no idea how they will look".
Kromkamp admits that mitigating the huge pressure that Liverpool put on their opponents is a tough ask, and the Dutchman has urged Ajax to not concede possession easily and work hard for the entirety of the game. Klopp explained that it is best that the Spaniard does not travel to Amsterdam as a precaution.
For all Klaassen's graft and guile and the outstanding talent of Ryan Gravenberch in the midfield pivot role, Liverpool ought to have too much firepower and quality for Ajax's remodelled defence, if they can play with the ruthlessness and composure they exhibited against Chelsea.
However, the Reds still have more injury woes to contend with than the Dutch side.
This team are more than capable of doing that in a one-off game, but to score three or four goals a game in a season when matches are being crammed into a tight schedule and more injuries are inevitable might not be realistic.
Ajax captain Dusan Tadic believes they would have given Liverpool a better game in the 2019 Champions League final than Tottenham managed.