Ajax manager makes ‘disadvantage’ admission ahead of Liverpool clash after ‘favourites’ claim

Liverpool face Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday at Anfield.

Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder has insisted that Liverpool will not have an advantage despite not having a game at the weekend.

The Reds welcome the Dutch giants to Anfield for a Champions League Group A clash tomorrow.

Jurgen Klopp's side's Premier League game against Wolves on Saturday was postponed following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Ajax, meanwhile, head into the game after thrashing Heerenveen 5-0 to continue their perfect start to their Eredivisie season.

They also beat Rangers 4-0 last week while Liverpool opening the European account with a sobering 4-1 loss away to Napoli.

And speaking after Ajax's latest triumph, Schreuder believes the Reds do not have the upper hand.

He said: “We have continued the line of the home game against Rangers. Especially the way we are on the field: the energy, the fun we radiate and the hunger to keep going when we score.

"We expected a difficult start against Heerenveen, they have a good organisation. If you score early, that's quite a knock. That 2-0 over it gave a good feeling.

“We ran into problems a few times due to counters, but the second half went according to plan. Then you can also switch. Off to Liverpool, I would say. I don't know how they are now, but I don't think it's a big disadvantage that they don't play a game this weekend."

Schreuder has previously admitted that he feels Liverpool are to win Group A.

Speaking after the draw was made, he said: "A great draw, with beautiful posters.

“I think Liverpool might be the favorite in the group. We all know how strong they are."