Today's Top Words:
liverpool united manchester premier man klopp anfield win two against one game you season reds
Liverpool 1-0 Ajax: Champions League – as it happened

Below is a summary of the full article. Click here for the full version or go back to LFC

Key events Show 9.53pm GMT 21:53 FULL TIME: Liverpool 1-0 Ajax 9.18pm GMT 21:18 GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Ajax (Jones 58) 8.47pm GMT 20:47 HALF TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Ajax 6.56pm GMT 18:56 The teams 12.44pm GMT 12:44 Preamble Live feed Show

9.58pm GMT 21:58

Klopp is ecstatic. Neco Williams is also the recipient of a bear hug from his elated manager. Kelleher and Williams have earned their power-cuddles; both were excellent tonight. See also Curtis Jones, who scored the winner and hammered another shot against the woodwork. It’s been a good night for Liverpool’s kids. Not so great for Ajax’s youngsters: Atalanta’s 1-1 draw with Midtjylland means the Italians leapfrog them into second place. Ajax will now have to beat Atalanta in the final round of fixtures next week if they want to progress. Klopp can do what he likes in the final, dead rubber against the Danes, a match with absolutely nothing resting on it. Expect to see a starting XI that redefines experimental.

9.53pm GMT 21:53

FULL TIME: Liverpool 1-0 Ajax

Liverpool have qualified for the knockout phase, beating Ajax thanks to a Curtis Jones goal (and an Andre Onana mistake). They were deserved winners tonight ... and deservedly win Group D as well. Jurgen Klopp runs onto the pitch and heads straight for Caoimhín Kelleher, who made a crucial save near the end. A huge smile, an even bigger hug.

9.51pm GMT 21:51

90 min +3: Mane is booked when his arm slaps into the startled coupon of Tagliafico.

9.50pm GMT 21:50

90 min +2: Schuurs flings a long one into the mixer. Most un-Ajax. Kelleher comes out to claim with confidence.

9.49pm GMT 21:49

90 min +1: Henderson takes one for the team, going in the book for tugging back Gravenberch, who was threatening to break upfield.

9.48pm GMT 21:48

90 min: There will be four added minutes.

9.47pm GMT 21:47

89 min: Nothing comes of the set piece. Liverpool replace Salah with Rhys Williams.

9.46pm GMT 21:46

88 min: Antony swings one in from the right. Huntelaar meets it with his head, six yards out. It’s flashing towards the top right ... but Kelleher makes a fantastic point-blank save, parrying out for a corner!

Updated at 9.53pm GMT

9.46pm GMT 21:46

86 min: With time running out, Ajax press the kitchen-sink button. Blind and Mazraoui are replaced by Martinez and Huntelaar. May as well go for it.

9.44pm GMT 21:44

85 min: Firmino sends Salah away down the right. Salah enters the box and sends a wild effort across the face of goal and towards the left-hand corner flag. The flag belatedly goes up for offside, saving a few blushes.

9.43pm GMT 21:43

84 min: Nothing comes of the corner. Liverpool should have put this group to bed ... but Ajax are still in it. One goal, and everything will go to the final matchday.

9.42pm GMT 21:42

83 min: Firmino, Henderson and Salah combine crisply down the middle at speed. Suddenly Firmino is free in the box! He should score, but in looking to pass into the bottom right, allows Onana to tip round for a corner.

9.39pm GMT 21:39

81 min: Neres has picked up an injury after an accidental clatter into Williams. He’s replaced by Traore.

9.39pm GMT 21:39

80 min: Some fine work by Williams down the right, as he spins clear of Tagliafico and sets Liverpool off on the attack. Henderson’s cross evades the eyebrows of Mane by a couple of inches.

9.37pm GMT 21:37

79 min: Atalanta have equalised against Midtjylland. It’s 1-1 in Bergamo.

9.35pm GMT 21:35

77 min: Robertson barrels down the left at jet speed, entering the box. He’s got four team-mates in the middle, but somehow only finds Blind, who deflects clear.

9.34pm GMT 21:34

75 min: Ajax surround Firmino, 25 yards from the Liverpool goal. Firmino somehow slithers out of trouble and races up the middle, his pass this close to releasing Mane down the middle. Schuurs intercepts. That could have been one of the great assists. Wonderful play by Firmino.

9.31pm GMT 21:31

73 min: Salah has the ball at his feet inside the Ajax box, but can’t carve out enough space to shoot. Eventually Ajax clear their lines. Liverpool still looking for that elusive second goal and some much-needed breathing space.

9.30pm GMT 21:30

72 min: Tadic nearly turns Matip down the left. Just as it looks as though he’ll race clear into the Liverpool box, Matip recovers and pressurises him into running the ball out for a goal kick. Fine defending.

9.29pm GMT 21:29

70 min: Labyad comes on for Alvarez. Then Wijnaldum is booked for standing on Tadic’s foot.

9.28pm GMT 21:28

69 min: Onana and Blind make a meal of playing out from the back. The ball squirts away to Henderson, who hits a first-time low drive back towards the goal Onana’s not currently guarding. Fortunately for the keeper, the spectacular improvised effort sails wide left.

9.26pm GMT 21:26

68 min: Jota is replaced by Firmino.

9.25pm GMT 21:25

67 min: Blind sprays a pass right towards Antony, who shuttles down the flank for Mazraoui. Fabinho comes across to block out for a corner. Nothing comes of the set piece.

9.23pm GMT 21:23

65 min: Salah makes his apologies to Onana. The keeper gets up and he’s good to go again.

9.22pm GMT 21:22

64 min: Antony is causing a few problems down the right. He jets infield and whistles a low shot straight at Kelleher. Liverpool go straight up the other end, Salah chasing a long ball down the middle and accidentally clattering Onana as the keeper races out of his box to clear.

9.21pm GMT 21:21

62 min: Salah races through the middle. He’s clear! But he’s never quite in control of the ball, and Schuurs nips in to pass back. But his touch is weak, giving Salah another chance! Onana is the hero this time, racing out and smothering. This has been a very entertaining match.

9.19pm GMT 21:19

60 min: This is far from over, though. Neres crosses from the left. Klaassen chests down on the penalty spot, and prepares to shoot, only for Fabinho to get in the road, chest down, hold his man off, and hack clear. So close to a quick-fire equaliser.

Updated at 9.37pm GMT

9.18pm GMT 21:18

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Ajax (Jones 58)

Williams curls in from a deep position on the right. The ball’s dropping at the far post. Onana comes racing out and misses it altogether. Just as the ball looks like floating out for a goal kick, Jones steers the dropping ball into the unguarded net from the tightest of angles. What an error from Onana! But that was some finish by Jones, who kept his eye on the ball and tucked it away beautifully.

Updated at 9.20pm GMT

9.16pm GMT 21:16

57 min: Antony cuts in from the right and shoots low towards the bottom left. Kelleher sticks out an arm to save, but the ball squirts left to Neres, who lashes a shot off the post and out for a goal kick. He should have tucked that away, though Williams did extremely well to heave into view and put him off.

9.14pm GMT 21:14

56 min: Matip clatters into the back of Tadic, and is fortunate not to follow Blind into the book. Tadic felt that one, and takes a while to get up. But get up he eventually does.

9.13pm GMT 21:13

55 min: Blind is booked for a professional bodycheck on Jota.

9.13pm GMT 21:13

54 min: Neres one-twos with Tadic down the inside-left channel and flashes a shot into the side netting. The flag goes up late for offside. Mane makes off down the Liverpool left and prepares to shoot, before Schuurs slides in to block. No corner, though, as a late flag goes up again.

9.11pm GMT 21:11

52 min: Mane gets to the byline down the left and loops long. The ball’s dropping for Williams, haring in from the right. Williams prepares to meet it on the volley ... but Salah runs across him, getting right in his way. Williams is forced to pause and when he eventually makes a connection, the ball balloons softly towards Onana. It’s not quite clicking for Liverpool up front.

9.09pm GMT 21:09

50 min: Ajax should be ahead. Neres reaches the byline on the left and whips towards the near post. Klaassen meets the cross with a header, six yards out, but sends it wide left when it was surely easier to score. Liverpool breathe again.

Updated at 9.19pm GMT

9.08pm GMT 21:08

49 min: Williams and Henderson combine well down the right. Henderson swings infield for Mane, in loads of space for a couple of seconds. He uses them up and is tackled cleanly by Mazraoui. What a wonderful saving tackle.

Updated at 9.13pm GMT

9.06pm GMT 21:06

47 min: Salah knocks a simple pass straight out of play. He’s cut a frustrated figure all evening.

9.04pm GMT 21:04

Ajax get the second half underway. There have been no half-time changes. “Call me a shell-shocked Liverpool fan but I fully expect this match to be decided by the Dutch legend Van der VAR. Looking at the Ajax bench, I wonder how many Champions League minutes Timber has logged. No more bad name puns, I Promes.” Peter Oh, there, brazenly traipsing all over Mac Millings’ patch.

8.51pm GMT 20:51

Half-time entertainment.

8.47pm GMT 20:47

HALF TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Ajax

Gravenberch glides past Matip down the left and looks for goal. He leans back, the ball sails into the Kop, and that’s the end of an excellent half. As things stand, Liverpool are going through.

8.45pm GMT 20:45

45 min: Tagliafico wins a corner off Williams out on the left. Tadic takes. Klaassen eyebrows on at the near post, but Mane clears. There will be one added minute.

8.44pm GMT 20:44

44 min: This is great end-to-end fun. First Tadic nearly dinks his way into space in the Liverpool box, but is denied by a last-ditch toe-poke by Fabinho. Then Robertson sails down the left and tries to catch Onana out at his near post, but flahses into the side netting instead.

8.43pm GMT 20:43

42 min: Wijnaldum curls a long pass down the right for Mane. Schuur comes across and cleans him out. He’s booked, and perhaps lucky to escape a red, given Mane would have been clear had he got past the defender. The fact he was on the wing, with two other Ajax players tracking back in the middle, probably saved Schuur there.

Updated at 8.48pm GMT

8.40pm GMT 20:40

40 min: Jota dribbles down the middle. He’s got Jones to his left, Salah to his right. He decides to shoot instead, and is blocked by the very impressive Schuurs.

8.39pm GMT 20:39

39 min: Henderson is sent scampering into acres down the middle by a cute Mane backflick. He should probably shoot, but opts to feed Jones to his left. Jones and Robertson over-think it, and eventually give the ball away to Onana.

8.37pm GMT 20:37

37 min: Mane backs himself in a footrace with Schuurs down the left. He loses out, something that doesn’t happen too often, as the big young defender keeps up with ease, then stands his ground powerfully as the pair go shoulder to shoulder. A good battle, that. Hard but fair.

8.35pm GMT 20:35

35 min: Jota is cynically tugged back by Alvarez, who is lucky not to go into the book. Henderson takes the free kick, just to the right of the D, but blooters it straight into the wall.

1 of 2 Newest Newer Older Oldest Topics Champions League Liverpool Ajax Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this content

Click to visit Guardian | Click to return to LFC

OFFER - LFCLive Ad-free for just £6 year

Already signed up? Click here to login

Dont Buy The Sun

rss icon

Arsenal News - Chelsea News - Everton News - Liverpool FC News - Man City News - Manchester United News - Newcastle News - Spurs News - West Ham News - Celtic News - Rangers News - BeIN Sports Schedule - Internet Commentator Database - Shortwave Radio Schedules - Twitter - - Contact

©2018 LFC Live.

Valid XHTML 1.0 StrictDont Buy The Sun [Valid RSS]