Ajax 0-1 Liverpool: Player Ratings as Comical Own Goal Hands Reds Narrow Win in Amsterdam

Ajax 0-1 Liverpool: Player Ratings as Comical Own Goal Hands Reds Narrow Win in Amsterdam

Mane set up the goal, if you can put it like that | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Liverpool secured a narrow 1-0 win over Ajax in their Champions League clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena, courtesy of Nicolas Tagliafico’s comical own goal.

On the balance of play it was a victory that Jurgen Klopp’s side deserved, although Ajax had chances of their own on a wet night in Amsterdam.

Here are you Liverpool and Ajax player ratings

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

An OK night for Gomez | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Adrian (GK) – 5/10 – As shaky as ever but still managed to pull off a couple of very important saves.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – 6/10 –

Concedes far too many crosses down his side of the pitch. Becoming more exposed in recent weeks for his lack of having actual defensive ability.

Joe Gomez (CB) – 6/10 –

Didn’t do too badly but was lacking sharpness in a few departments. Unsure whether to get tight or drop off. Not the same without Big Virg.

Fabinho (CB) – 8/10 –

Not exactly the perfect Virgil van Dijk replacement, but Fabinho has proven himself to be a more than valuable makeshift centre-back. Was much better in possession than Gomez and produced a stunning overhead clearance in the first half.

Andrew Robertson (LB) – 8/10 –

A constant outlet down the left hand side and caused Mazraoui plenty of issues throughout. Some great deliveries that weren’t made the most of.

Didn’t put a foot wrong. As usual. | ANP Sport/Getty Images

3. Forwards

Got the assist(?) for the opener | Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

59′ – A triple-change for the Reds. Salah, Firmino and Mane are replaced by Minamino, Jota and Shaqiri.

[0-1]#AJALIV | #UCL

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 21, 2020

Ajax Player Ratings

Whoops. | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

6. Midfielders

Klaassen smashed an effort against the post | ANP Sport/Getty Images
Tadic came inches away from equalising | ANP Sport/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

Promes came on early in the first half | ANP Sport/Getty Images

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