Ajax 0-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s side reach the last 16 of the Champions League


Mohamed Salah has scored six goals in his last four Champions League games

Liverpool put their domestic woes behind them to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League with a clinical second-half display against Ajax in Amsterdam.

Needing a draw to progress to the last 16, the Reds were lucky not to be behind before Mohamed Salah cut it short with the only first-half strike.

Darwin Nunez, returning from injury, should have doubled the lead before the break but the £64m summer signing hit the post with an open goal in front of him.

However, the Uruguay striker quickly made up for it by heading home Andy Robertson’s corner shortly after the restart.

Moments later, England Under-21 midfielder Harvey Elliott added a third by latching onto Salah’s reverse pass and into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Liverpool knew a draw would be enough to secure a place in the last 16 for the sixth consecutive season.

But the comfortable victory means the Reds will host Napoli in next week’s final group stage, knowing their place is assured.

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Ajax

  1. Group number22Player namethe feather

  2. Group number19Player nameSánchez

  3. Group number2Player nameWood

  4. Group number3Player nameBassey

  5. Group number17Player namethe blind

  6. Group number6Player nameKlaassen

  7. Group number4Player nameAlvarez

  8. Group number23Player namemountain house

  9. Group number7Player namemountain wine

  10. Group number9Player nameBrobbey

  11. Group number10Player nameTadic

  1. Group number5Player nameWijndal

  2. Group number8Player nametaylor

  3. Group number20Player namethe saint

  4. Group number21Player nameGrillitsch

  5. Group number35Player nameFrancisco Conceição

The eleven

Ajax

training 4-3-3

  • 22the feather
  • 19Sánchez
  • 2Wood
  • 3Bassey
  • 17the blindreplaced byWijndalin 58′minutes
  • 6Klaassenreplaced bythe saintin 58′minutes
  • 4Alvarezreplaced byGrillitschin 85′minutes
  • 23mountain housereplaced byFernandes da Conceiçãoin 85′minutes
  • 7mountain wine
  • 9Brobbeyreplaced bytaylorin 63′minutes
  • 10Tadic

replacements

  • 1Stekelenburg
  • 5Wijndal
  • 8taylor
  • 11Ocampos
  • 15Rensch
  • 16the court
  • 18Lucca
  • 20the saint
  • 21Grillitsch
  • 29Magellan
  • 35Fernandes da Conceição

Liverpool

training 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 2Gómez
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertsonreplaced byTsimikasin 87′minutes
  • 3Fabinhoreplaced byfrom Bajcein 71′minutes
  • 19Elliottreplaced byCarvalhoin 71′minutes
  • 14Hendersonreplaced byMilnerin 71′minutes
  • 9Firmino
  • 27Núñezreplaced byJonesin 63′minutes
  • 11Salah

replacements

  • 5know
  • 7Milner
  • 13adrián
  • 17Jones
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 22Ramsay
  • 28Carvalho
  • 43from Bajce
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher

Judge:
Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez

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