Van der Vaart tells Ajax: This Liverpool is just a VERY MEDIOCRE team

Rafael van der Vaart has slammed the quality of Liverpool’s players ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash with Ajax.

The former Ajax midfielder labelled the Reds as “mediocre” ahead of their clash on Tuesday night, and singled out Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Joe Gomez as “very normal players”.

He said on Rondo: “I think we have become a bit blinded. We suddenly think Jordan Henderson is a crazy player. That’s just a very normal player.

“James Milner is also a very normal player. Joe Gomez is also a very normal player.

“Virgil van Dijk is top, the right back and left back are also good. But if things don’t go well and those attackers don’t have their day, then I think it’s just a very mediocre team.”

Van der Vaart added: “The only thing I’m afraid of at Ajax is: if Luis Díaz and Mohamed Salah do have their day, then we have a problem.

“Then Ajax will never win. Certainly not at Anfield, I don’t think Daley Blind and Devyne Rensch are good enough for that.”