Soccer Saturday's Charlie Nicholas discusses his predictions for the English teams involved in the latest round of Champions League games.
Genk 1-2 Liverpool
These are always potentially difficult.
Jurgen Klopp does not have much chance to change things too much. I don’t think Mohamed Salah was anywhere close to being fit for Liverpool against Manchester United. If he is close I would leave him out and get him fit for the Tottenham game, which is another massive match.
Liverpool are vulnerable at the back - Virgil van Dijk is the best centre back in the Premier League, he has a superb partnership with Joel Matip and Alisson is back, but they make mistakes.
If the opposition can squeeze the full-backs, they cannot get the service into the front men and it is easier to predict and defend - it does not have the same effect.
Genk are looking at Liverpool and thinking do they defend as if it is an away game? A lack of experience will cost them in this one.
Ajax 2-2 Chelsea
These are always the same.
Three players left Ajax, but they have real talent and are going well in the Eredivisie. Everybody is raving about Chelsea youngsters too - at the weekend I thought they would struggle against Newcastle.
People are quite rightly complimenting Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi. At this age, they will go through a quiet spell, but does Frank Lampard keep them in during this or take them out for the Champions League?
Ajax will look to have a lot of possession whereas Chelsea normally get that. They are a good counter-attack team but Ajax will cause them problems.
Odds correct as of 1400 BST on 21/10/19