Liverpool snatches a 2-1 win against Ajax. HIGHLIGHTS, Interview

LIVERPOOL. Liverpool beat Ajax to win 2-1. A goal from J. Matip was decisive in the 89min.

Liverpool snatches a 2-1 win against Ajax. HIGHLIGHTS, Interview

LIVERPOOL. Liverpool topped Ajax to win 2-1. A goal from J. Matip was decisive in the 89min. It was Liverpool to strike first with a goal of M. Salah at the 17′. Then it was a goal in the 27′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Matip gave the win to Liverpool in the 89′ minute with a goal. Liverpool capitalized on its better ball possession (57%).

The match was played at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool on Tuesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias with the support of Rui Licínio Barbosa Tavares and Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares. The 4th official was António Emanuel Carvalho Nobre. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 13.2 degrees Celsius or 55.69 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 57 Ball Possession 43
Shots
  • 23 Total 3
  • 9 On Target 1
  • 14 Off Target 2
  • 4 Shots blocked 0
  • 139 Attack 70
  • 77 Dangerous attack 19
  • 91 Ball safe​ 89
  • 23 Free Kicks 14
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 10 Corners 0
  • 2 Off Sides 4
Fouls
  • 12 Total 19
  • 1 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

Liverpool had a strong ball possession 57% while Ajax was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Liverpool had a more offensive attitude with 77 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 9 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Liverpool won the match​.

Liverpool shot 23 times, 9 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Ajax shot 3 times, 1 on target, 2 off target.

Cards

Liverpool received 1 yellow card (J. Matip). Regarding the opposition, Ajax received 2 yellow cards (E. Alvarez and S. Berghuis).

Match Timeline

M. Salah(goal)Diogo Jota
17'
27'
M. Kudus(goal)S. Berghuis
59'
E. Alvarez- Yellow
J. Matip- Yellow
62'
R. Firmino- sub ->H. Elliott
66'
D. Nunez- sub ->Diogo Jota
66'
68'
J. Sanchez- sub ->D. Rensch
80'
F. Grillitsch- sub ->K. Taylor
86'
B. Brobbey- sub ->M. Kudus
J. Matip(goal)K. Tsimikas
89'
90'
S. Berghuis- Yellow
J. Milner- sub ->L. Diaz
90'
S. Bajcetic- sub ->Thiago
90'

Standings

Standings

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
6
2
3
2

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
0
2

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
3
2

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
4
2
2
2
1
2

Group F

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
1
2

Group G

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
1
2

Group H

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
0
2

After playing this contest, Liverpool has 3 points to occupy the 3rd place in the table. On the other side, Ajax stays with 3 points (1st).

Next matches

In the next match in the Champions League, Liverpool will play away with Ajax on the 26th of October with a 3-0 head to head stats in favor of Liverpool (0 draws).

Ajax will host Liverpool on the 26th of October with a 3-0 head to head stats in favor of Liverpool (0 draws).

Liverpool – Formation

Liverpool
G
A. Becker 1.Brazil
6.4
D
J. Matip 32.Cameroon
7.5
62' Goals89'
D
V. van Dijk 4.Netherlands
7.4
D
K. Tsimikas 21.Greece
8.0
D
T. Alexander-Arnold 66.England
7.5
M
Thiago 6.Spain
7.4
90'
M
F. Tavares 3.Brazil
6.8
M
H. Elliot 19.England
6.2
66'
F
M. Salah Ghaly 11.Egypt
7.5
Goals17'
F
D. Jota 20.Portugal
8.0
66'
F
L. Díaz Marulanda 23.Colombia
6.9
90'
Substitutes
G
H. Davies 95.England
G
Adrián 13.Spain
D
J. Gomez 2.England
D
N. Phillips 47.England
M
J. Milner 7.England
90'
M
F. Carvalho 28.Portugal
M
A. Ramos 29.Brazil
F
R. Firmino 9.Brazil
6.8
66'
F
D. Núñez 27.Uruguay
6.8
66'

Liverpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Jürgen Klopp decided to play with the following team: Alisson (6.4), Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.5), Joël Matip (7.5), Virgil van Dijk (7.4), Konstantinos Tsimikas (8.0), Harvey Elliott (6.2), Fabinho (6.8), Thiago Alcântara (7.4), Mohamed Salah (7.5), Diogo Jota (8.0) and Luis Díaz (6.9).

The home team had on the bench: James Milner, Roberto Firmino (6.8), Fabio Carvalho, Stefan Bajčetić, Darwin Núñez (6.8), Arthur, Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Phillips, Harvey Davies and Adrián.

Substitutions

Liverpool made 4 changes: H. Elliott for R. Firmino (66′), Diogo Jota for D. Nunez (66′), L. Diaz for J. Milner (90′) and Thiago for S. Bajcetic (90′).

Best player: Diogo Jota​

The most impressive player for Liverpool was Diogo Jota even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 21 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

Ajax – Formation

Ajax
G
R. Pasveer 22.Netherlands
7.4
D
D. Blind 17.Netherlands
6.7
D
C. Bassey 3.England
7.6
D
J. Timber 2.Netherlands
6.8
D
D. Rensch 15.Netherlands
6.5
68'
M
6.5
59'
M
K. Taylor 8.Netherlands
7.4
80'
M
D. Tadić 10.Serbia
6.2
M
S. Berghuis 23.Netherlands
6.9
90'
M
S. Bergwijn 7.Netherlands
5.9
F
M. Kudus 20.Ghana
7.4
86' Goals27'
Substitutes
G
M. Stekelenburg 1.Netherlands
G
J. Gorter 16.Netherlands
D
A. Kaplan 13.Turkey
D
L. Magallán 29.Argentina
D
J. Sánchez 19.Mexico
6.4
68'
D
Y. Baas 25.Netherlands
M
L. Ocampos 11.Argentina
M
F. Grillitsch 21.Austria
6.5
80'
M
D. Klaassen 6.Netherlands
M
Y. Regeer 26.Netherlands
F
B. Brobbey 9.Netherlands
6.2
86'
F
L. Lucca 18.Italy

Ajax started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Alfred Schreuder played with: Remko Pasveer (7.4), Devyne Rensch (6.5), Jurriën Timber (6.8), Calvin Bassey (7.6), Daley Blind (6.7), Edson Álvarez (6.5), Kenneth Taylor (7.4), Dušan Tadić (6.2), Steven Berghuis (6.9), Steven Bergwijn (5.9) and Mohammed Kudus (7.4).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Maarten Stekelenburg, Ahmetcan Kaplan, Lucas Ocampos, Florian Grillitsch (6.5), Lisandro Magallán, Jorge Sánchez (6.4), Davy Klaassen, Brian Brobbey (6.2), Lorenzo Lucca, Youri Baas, Jay Gorter and Youri Regeer.

Ajax could not rely on the presence of J. Sanchez (injured).

Substitutions

Ajax made 3 changes: D. Rensch for J. Sanchez (68′), K. Taylor for F. Grillitsch (80′) and M. Kudus for B. Brobbey (86′).

Best player: Calvin Bassey​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Ajax was Calvin Bassey.

His rating is (7.6) with 60 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League.​