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Liverpool 1-0 AFC Ajax – Champions League Player Ratings

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Anfield Road opened its doors for a visit from AFC Ajax to face Liverpool in the Champions League. We have the player ratings.

Liverpool received a visit from AFC Ajax at Alfiend Road with a full list of injured players that accentuates a major crisis throughout Europe. Earlier today, Jurgen Klopp himself confirmed Alisson Becker was missing the game with a muscular problem.

But the German coach has proved several times that he can’t make any excuses. With several injured players, the Reds are still competing in all tournaments with relative ease. Today, they managed to secure the top spot in Group D above Ajax and Atalanta.

Even though they only won with a 1-0 result, any type of victory is welcomed by Klopp considering the situation. Goalkeeper Onana made a ghastly mistake during the first half that meant Liverpool’s advantage through Curtis jones. This happened during the first half and it was enough for the locals to defend the result.

Liverpool can rest in the Champions League. 

Getting this result so early in the season can give some breathing space to Jurgen Klopp’s players. For the last game of the group stage, the German manager can give his top players some well-deserved rest in order to confront the final stretch of 2020.

Liverpool has a busy Premier League schedule with games against Wolves, Fulham, and Tottenham Hotspur. If they win the first two matches, the Reds have a giant chance to claim the top of the table with all the injured players right now. We have to give mad props to all the footballers and Klopp for what they are doing right now.

The only hope we have is that they can hold the line throughout the entire season. Winning a trophy under these circumstances would be considered even more impressive than the previous victories. Take a look at the other Champions League results from Tuesday’s activity.

Player ratings 

Liverpool: Kelleher (7), Matip (7), Robertson (8), Williams (8), Wijnaldum (9), Henderson (8), Fabinho (7), Jones (9), Salah (7), Mane (7), Jota (7). 

Bench: Firmino (9), Williams (7), Chiesa (7), Carvalho (6).

AFC Ajax: Onana (6), Blind (5), Tagliafico (6), Mizraoui (5), Schuurs (6), Alvarez (7), Klaasen (6), Gravenberch (6), Tadic (6), Neres (6), Antony (5). 

Bench: Labyad (6), Traore (5), Huntelaar (5), Martinez (5). 

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