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Our referee is Tobias Stieler. He will be assisted by Mike Pickel and Christian Gittelmann. The fourth official is Marco Fritz and the VAR is Bastian Dankert. They are all from Germany
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Ajax: Onana, Mazraoui, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico, Gravenberch, Alvarez, Klaassen, Neres, Tadic, Antony
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The BIG NEWS is that Liverpool have yet another injury and this is HUGE! Alisson is out with a leg injury and Caoimhin Kelleher has been preferred to Adrian in goal. This will be his Champions League debut.
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Liverpool: Kelleher, N Williams, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Mane, Jota. Subs: Adrian, Jaros, Firmino, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi, R. Williams, Cain, Clarkson
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James Milner is the latest on the Liverpool injury list and he joins Virgil van Dijk, Thiago, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the side-line.
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Ajax is expected to perform much better this evening and the fact that Liverpool have a long list of injuries should help them. Ajax have not been beaten in their last 17 away games in this competition.
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When these teams met on the 21st of October in Amsterdam, Liverpool won 1-0.
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Liverpool top the group with nine points and Ajax are two points behind after also having played four games.
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Liverpool went down 2-0 against Atalanta here last week in their previous group D clash, while Ajax defeated FC Midtjylland 3-1 in Holland.
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G'Day and welcome to Anfield for our live coverage of this Champions League Group D clash between Liverpool and Ajax.
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Kick-off! We are underway here on Merseyside and Ajax start proceedings.
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We are in for a real treat here, as Ajax have been good on the road, while Liverpool have made Anfield their fortress.
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A Liverpool counter-attack ends with Jones failing to beat the keeper after trying to pick out a corner. Ajax looked dangerous just before that.
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Ajax have looked really sharp in the opening stages.
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POST! CLOSE! A good effort by Jones after a patient build-up. Salah offloads to Jones and he hits the post. It was bending, but it did not bend enough!
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Jones concedes a free-kick near the halfway line after the ball is kicked against his hand.
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Robertson looks like he has injured himself. How serious is that? Tsimikas is warming up.
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Robertson is ok for now. Time will tell!
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NO PENALTY! Mane is down in the box but play goes on. Fair call! What a pass it was by Matip though.
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Ajax have taken a bold approach here at Anfield this evening with a high defensive line, but that may expose them a bit.
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Ajax continue to look sharp and quick with midfield players running nicely into space.
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Liverpool are struggling to pick up Klaassen and Tadic at the moment.
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Ajax are dominating possession here with a 65% share. That is not normal for Anfield!
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Robertson is down again! He is not happy with his ankle.
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Liverpool build slowly and patiently while trying to hold onto the ball.
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BOOST OF CONFIDENCE? A good save by Kelleher after a strong long-range drive by Mazraoui.
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Liverpool secure a free-kick in a good position. Henderson takes it and hits the wall!
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The Reds are certainly lacking some fluency at the moment.
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Salah has been really quiet in the last 15 minutes. Liverpool will need him to get involved more.
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Ajax have certainly had the better of the game thus far, but a Liverpool goal can change that quickly.
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YELLOW! Schuurs is booked after a cynical foul on Mane. The set-piece is a long way out.
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We will have one minute of time added on for stoppages.
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HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-0 AJAX. Liverpool have been the second best team in that half here. Jones had a brilliant opportunity, but hit the post. Stern words from Klopp at the break?
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half. No changes at this stage.
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Mane is taken out and Liverpool have a free-kick a long way out.
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Mane is now down just outside the Ajax box, but the challenge is a good one.
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WHAT A CHANCE! Again Liverpool do not pick out Klaassen after a Ajax free-kick. Robertson switched off and Liverpool breathe again.
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MISSED OPPORTUNITY for Liverpool. The ball falls nicely for Neco WIlliams, but Salah is in his way and the chance is gone.
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YELLOW! Blind is booked after a foul on Jota.
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL, JONES! (1-0) Keeper error? There it is against the run of play! Williams sends it into the box and the keeper comes out but misjudges it. Jones pounces on it and SCORES!
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Relief for Liverpool?...Well it's not over yet!
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Ajax do well on the counter, but the strike is directly at Kelleher.
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Liverpool are enjoying some more possession now, but can they hold out for 24 minutes plus stoppage time?
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SUBSTITUTION: No surprises here, as Jota is replaced by Firmino. What can he come up with?
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SUBSTITUTION: A change for Ajax now and Alvarez has been replaced by Labyad.
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YELLOW! The Liverpool Dutchman Wijnaldum has been booked for a foul on a fellow Country-man.
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Henderson plays Salah into space. Good anticipation by Blind to stop the danger. Salah has not been at his best thus far.
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Firmino sets off on a nice run and beats a few defenders. CLOSE, but he just cannot find Mane!
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We have a stoppage and Neres is down after a Williams challenge.
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Play continues and then he is down again, but Liverpool secure the set-piece.
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SUBSTITUTION: Neres has now been replaced by Traoré.
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Firmino, who has made a huge difference here now finds Salah with a lofted pass, but this time the keeper is out to collect the ball.
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Salah is into space againand this time he fires it WIDE! Firmino has certainly brought Salah back into the game.
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SUBSTITUTION: A double change for Ajax. Martinez and Huntelaar comes on for Blind and Mazraoui. They are looking for a goal!
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The Reds have had a few chances to kill the game completely. Let's hope they don't regret it.
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BRILLIANT SAVE by Kelleher! Huntelaar thought he was in and so did we. WOW what a reflex SAVE!
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SUBSTITUTION: Salah has been replaced by the 19 year old Rhys Williams, as we enter four minutes of time added on.
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YELLOW! Henderson is in the book for a cynical foul.
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YELLOW! Mane is now booked. What is going on here? Did he swing his arm?
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FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-0 AJAX. Ajax will ask, "How did we lose this?" They dominated the first half and Liverpool survived to come through to play a much better second half. A keeper error separates the teams in the end, as Liverpool progress to the Round of 16. Thank you for joining us.
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Williams Neco
Matip Joel
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Wijnaldum G...
Jones Curtis
Jota Diogo
Salah Mohamed
Mane Sadio
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Onana André
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Schuurs Perr
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Klaassen Davy
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Tadic Dusan
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Origi Divock
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Labyad Zakaria
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