Ajax 0-3 Liverpool: Home side humiliated by impressive Reds
Liverpool see Ajax off 3-0 on Wednesday at the Johan Cruyff Arena. Ajax were looking forward to playing again after losing 4-2 to Napoli in their last match while Liverpool were coming from consecutive wins against Rangers and Rangers. Ajax are now in 3rd place, with 3 points from 5 matches, while Liverpool sit in 2nd, with 12 points from 5.
Liverpool found the net first, when Mohamed Salah opened the rout just before half-time, to take a 1-0 lead into half time.
Liverpool started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with an early goal from Darwin Nunez in the 49th minute. The Reds then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Harvey Elliott on the 52 minute mark to make it 3-0.
Substitutions for Ajax included Mohammed Kudus, Owen Wijndal, Kenneth Taylor, Chico Conceicao and Florian Grillitsch for Davy Klaassen, Daley Blind, Brian Brobbey, Steven Berghuis and Edson Alvarez, respectively. Liverpool brought on Curtis Jones, Fabio Carvalho, James Milner, Stefan Bajcetic and Kostas Tsimikas, to replace Darwin Nunez, Harvey Elliott, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Andy Robertson.
Ajax will play away against Rangers, while Liverpool will face Napoli at home.
|Ajax:||Remko Pasveer, Jorge Sanchez, Jurrien Timber, Calvin Ughelumba, Daley Blind (Owen Wijndal, min.58), Steven Berghuis (Chico Conceicao, min.85), Davy Klaassen (Mohammed Kudus, min.58), Edson Alvarez (Florian Grillitsch, min.85), Brian Brobbey (Kenneth Taylor, min.63), Dusan Tadic and Steven Bergwijn|
|Liverpool:||Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson (Kostas Tsimikas, min.87), Harvey Elliott (Fabio Carvalho, min.70), Fabinho (Stefan Bajcetic, min.71), Jordan Henderson (James Milner, min.71), Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Darwin Nunez (Curtis Jones, min.63)|
|Stadium:||the Johan Cruyff Arena|
|Goals:||Mohamed Salah (0-1, min. 42), Darwin Nunez (0-2, min. 49) and Harvey Elliott (0-3, min. 52)|