Liverpool finally securing a ticket to the last 16 of the Champions League. With one match remaining, it can be used by the main squad to rest.
Group D continued Champions League, Liverpool vs Ajax Amsterdam is presented at Anfield, Wednesday (2/12/2020) early morning WIB. Both teams played equally strongly in the first half, which went goalless.
In the second half, Liverpool finally able to break through the opponent’s goal through Curtis Jones in the 58th minute. Liverpool won 1-0 and secured the three points
Liverpool are top of Group D with a collection of 12 points from five matches. Atalanta is in second place with eight points, Ajak is in third place with seven points, and Midtjylland is in last place with one point.
This means that with one match remaining against Midtjylland in the middle of next week, whatever the result will have no effect. The Reds will certainly qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Liverpool successfully beat Ajax 1-0 (Getty Images / Pool)
Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson admitted that he was happy that his team was able to lock up tickets to the last 16 of the Champions League. So in the last match, the main squad can rest.
“That’s very good, because we can have time to rest,” he said as quoted by the official website UEFA.
No doubt, Liverpool’s schedule is packed. Must compete at the weekend in the Premier League, plus midweek in the Champions League.
It was caused by a pandemic that had caused it hope competition at the end of the 2019/2020 season yesterday. The impact is this season, so the competition schedule must be tight.
“Moreover, many of our players have been injured,” complained Henderson.
Center-back Virgil Van Dijk, goalkeeper Alisson, midfielders Thiago Alcanntara and Naby Keita and right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold had to enter the treatment room. Plus some coating players like James Milner also just suffered injuries at the weekend.
Liverpool also have to keep track of the top English Premier League. They are currently in second place in the standings, below Tottenham Hotspur, who are on the same points but lost on goal difference. Chelsea in third place with a thin point difference will continue to stick tight.
“We also have to work hard, the power of young players is also very much needed,” concluded Jordan Henderson.
(aff / rin)