Liverpool took the lead against Ajax at Anfield in the Champions League through young midfielder Curtis Jones, with full-back Neco Williams bagging the assist.
The cross from the Wales international was on the money, but arrived at his team-mate’s boots with a touch of luck as Andre Onana completely whiffed at the ball.
Ironically, it’s the two Liverpool Academy graduates that combined to score against Ajax, a club known for producing top-class youth players.
Something quite enjoyable about two Liverpool Academy graduates combining to score against Ajax, a team known for producing top-class youth players.
— Ste Carson (@sjrcarson) December 1, 2020
The Dutch champions simply weren’t at the races on Tuesday night and were sloppy at the back at times, making counter-attacks a little too easy for the Reds.
It was a big night for young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, who made his first Champions League appearance for Liverpool and kept a put in a more than admirable shift in the absence of Alisson.
Speaking ahead of kick-off, Jurgen Klopp explained he expects the Brazilian to sit out for up to 14 days after picking up a hamstring injury.
Interestingly, Adrian was sat on the bench at Anfield on Tuesday night which suggests the boss may have lost a little faith in the Spaniard, who has struggled this season.