Liverpool locked a narrow victory over Ajax tonight, with two of the club’s youth commodities having grabbed the headlines in blending for the game’s only goal.
Jones offsets the difference
Jurgen Klopp’s men welcomed the Dutch champions to Anfield a short time ago, for their penultimate Supporters League group theatre outing.
The Reds recruited proceedings having flub their chance to book a spot in the competition’s knockout rounds last-place time out, in come to a astonish 2-0 defeat at home to Atalanta.
As such, ahead of kick-off tonight, though Liverpool maintained top spot in Group D, they sat simply two points clear of both Ajax and Atalanta.
Avoiding a 2nd-straight European loss was therefore of the most important ones for the Merseysiders.
And, when all was said and done at Anfield , is not merely did the multitudes escape demolish, but they went on to bag a hard-fought win.
Despite both sides having carved out plenty of possibilities, a lone aim eventually proved significant differences upon the final whistle sounding.
Curtis Jones was the man on target, taking advantage of a uncommon Andre Onana mistake to volley home at the back affix precisely reticent of the hour-mark 😛 TAGEND
Oh dear, Onana!
Two academy postgraduates mix to give Liverpool the contribute, as Neco Williams expedites Curtis Jones
Ajax’s keeper won’t want to see this one again though … pic.twitter.com/ j8jebhaeYN
— Football on BT Sport (@ btsportfootball) December 1, 2020
Reds teenagers perform
As such, on a darknes where goalkeeper Alisson was added to the club’s seemingly never-ending injury list, it no doubt came as a huge source of pride for all are connected with the English advocates when it was one of their own youth commodities who guided Klopp’s men beyond Ajax.
Not simply that, but, remarkably, it was actually also a Reds academy graduate- in the shape of Neco Williams- who set up Jones’ winner.
And, as since revealed by the reliable Opta, in blend for the only goal to guide their slope into the Champions League’s last-1 6, both of Liverpool’s young wizards inscribed their epithets into the club’s history books 😛 TAGEND
1- Neco Williams’ facilitate for Curtis Jones’ goal was the first time two teens have mixed for a goal in the Endorses League for Liverpool. Development. pic.twitter.com/ 31 xsMoQTiN
— OptaJoe (@ OptaJoe) December 1, 2020
One concern amid an otherwise positive 90 hours for Liverpool tonight, however, came on the personnel front.
Just hours after it was confirmed that Alisson has picked up a hamstring injury, Andy Robertson seemed set to join the Brazilian on the sidelines, after going to ground with an ankle difficulty during the first-half.
The Scot, following medication from the emcees’ medical team, soldiered on, though, to see out the rest of the clash.
As such, speaking during his post-match interview, Jurgen Klopp was inevitably drawn on the well-being of its both Robertson and command Jordan Henderson, with the Liverpool boss having explained 😛 TAGEND
Klopp on Henderson/ Robertson smacks:” They frisked through it so I would say[ they are OK] but I don’t know. In the moment, I am positive. That is a problem for the next few days , not tonight .”
— Paul Gorst (@ ptgorst) December 1, 2020
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