Ajax 0-1 Liverpool FT: Liverpool Take Three Points From Amsterdam - As It Happened
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23:03a month ago

Full Time!

Full Time! Liverpool come out of a turbulent few days with an impressive victory in the opening Champions League night away from home
22:58a month ago

94' Seconds Remaining

Over! Adrian's poor punch falls on the edge of the box but the effort is blazed over
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91' Sub For Liverpool Sees Rhys Williams Enter

Three Minutes Of Injury Time
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90' Corner Kick

Lovely link up involving Jota sees Minamino have an effort saved by Onana - corner to Liverpool
22:43a month ago

89' Liverpool Still Lead

heading towards injury time with Liverpool still holding their slender advantage
22:38a month ago

85' Plenty Of Chances

Liverpool come very close on multiple occasions on the counter but fail to put the game to bed
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82' Roll Of The Dice

Double change incoming from Ajax with Huntelaar and Traore imminent
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77' Close To A Second

Almost! Jota charges down Onana but the ball drifts wide
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72' Another Effort From Distance

Another effort from Liverpool as Jota tries his luck this time. Well blocked by the impressive Schuurs
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69' First Shot For A While

Minamino lets fly from the edge of the box and his effort is tipped wide
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Quiet few minutes as the changes disrupt much of the pattern and Henderson has to cover up the white on his socks
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60' Big Alteration

Treble change for Liverpool who take off the entire front three and replace them with Shaqiri, Jota and Minamino
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59' Home Chance

A promising move for Ajax results in a smart save by Adrian
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56' Lots Of Changes

As are Diogo Jota and Xherdan Shaqiri..
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55' Change Incoming

Takumi Minamino being readied...
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53' Liverpool Gaining Control

Game settling back into a rhythm now with Liverpool having the more possession
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46' Close For The Former Everton Man

Close! Davy Klaasen almost gets Ajax back on level terms but is denied by a fingertip save from Adrian onto the post
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Back Underway For The Second Half

Henderson on for Curtis Jones, who's Champions League debut ends at half time
21:33a month ago

Captain Arriving

Jordan Henderson coming on for Liverpool...
21:28a month ago

HT' Ajax 0-1 Liverpool

Half time and Liverpool lead at the break and perhaps it could have been more. 

Chances for both sides but Jurgen Klopp's men with the better moments of the half

21:23a month ago

45' Left Wing Danger

Robertson is a constant threat down the left wing with Mane and Liverpool are having plenty of joy approaching half time
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44' Close For Ajax

Goal line clearance from Fabinho to deny Tadic and Ajax!
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40' Positive From Liverpool

Superb run from Andy Robertson results in a chance for Salah. 

Shot is blocked but it's better from the visitors

21:08a month ago

GOAL! Liverpool Go One Up

GOAL! Sadio Mane's cross is converted into his own goal by Tagliafico to give Liverpool the lead
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32' Nearly Moment

Almost! Roberto Firmino is nearly clean through on goal but for a vital intervention from ex Manchester United man Daley Blind. 

Ajax go up the other end and see a point blank effort saved on the line by Adrian, looked offside

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30' Lively Moments

Nice move from Liverpool results in an Andy Robertson cross, well read by Onana who collects on the edge of his six yard box
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25' Game Of Few Chances

Liverpool having most of the ball without creating, whilst Ajax look dangerous on the counter
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18' Liverpool Shaky At The Back

More uncertain defending from the visitors who create their own problems by failing to clear on numerous occasions
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14' Nervous Defending

Nervy moment as Adrian's clearance cannons into Dusan Tadic on the charge
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11' First Moments Infront Of Goal

Chance! Sadio Mane breaks away before creating room for a shot. 

Well blocked by a scrambling Ajax defence

20:33a month ago

9' Substitution

Early change for the hosts as Ghanaian forward Mohammed Kudus is forced off to be replaced by Quincy Promes
20:28a month ago

5' Even Start

Quiet start as both teams look to settle into proceedings. One slight mix up between Adrian and Joe Gomez
20:23a month ago

Kick Off

We are underway as Roberto Firimino gets the match going
20:18a month ago

Moments From Kick Off

Both teams are out and we are ready to go
20:13a month ago

10 Minute Warning

Just 10 minutes away from the live action now as Liverpool kick off their UEFA Champions League campaign away to Ajax. 

We see a first European start for Curtis Jones and James Milner is in the side as captain.

20:08a month ago

Almost Time

30 Minutes Until Kick-Off
20:03a month ago

Jurgen Klopp Pre Match

''Because he's (Jones) good enough, and because of the situation of course. He's good enough, that's why he plays.'' 

''We don't think about it (Absent players) When we are alone we focus on the players we have available, and we go with all we have.''

19:58a month ago

Ajax Confirmed XI

Ajax Confirmed XI: Onana, Schuurs, Klaasen, Gravenberch, Kudus, Tagliafico, Blind, Mazraoui, Tadic, Martinez, Neres

Subs: Stekelenburg, Kotarski, Alvarez, Klaiber, Huntelaar, Promes, Ekkelenlkamp, Labyad, Traore

19:53a month ago

Liverpool Confirmed XI

Liverpool Confirmed XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Fabinho, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Mane, Firmino

Subs: Kelleher, Minamino, Henderson, Jota, Shaqiri, Origi, R Williams, Cain, N Williams, Jaros

19:48a month ago

Predicted Lineups

Ajax Predicted XI: Onana, Mazraoui, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico, Klaasen, Gravenberch, Neres, Kudus, Tadic, Traore

Liverpool Predicted XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Mane, Firmino

19:43a month ago

How To Watch: TV and Stream

Tonight's fixture is available to watch live on BT Sport, with coverage beginning from 19.30 BST. 

Stick with VAVEL for all your live updates if you're on the go

19:38a month ago

Lineups at 19.00

Lineups are expected around 19.00 BST and we will have instant reaction followed by both managers pre-match comments
19:33a month ago

Away Side Team News

Liverpool will be without their own Dutch giant for tonight and the forseeable future as Virgil van Dijk begins his recovery from an ACL injury

Both Thiago and Alisson will also miss the opening Champions League fixture, although are expected to return soon

19:28a month ago

Home Side Team News

The Dutch giants will be without Brazilian youngster Anthony tonight as the forward misses out through injury
19:23a month ago

Shell Of Their Former Selves

Ajax, who were Champions League semi-finalists in 2018/19 when Liverpool made it six have since been stripped of some of their star men.
19:18a month ago

Group D Clashes

The other match tonight in Group D sees Danish side FC Midtjylland host Italian club Atalanta
19:13a month ago

Uncommon Foes

Amazingly, tonight's clash is just the third between the two European giants with the other two way back in 1966 when Liverpool were managed by Bill Shankly 
19:08a month ago

Kick Off Time

Ajax v Liverpool kicks off at 20.00 BST

Be sure to stay tuned for live updates, previews and team news as both clubs begin the road to Istanbul

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Welcome to live text commentary for tonight's match between Ajax and Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League from the Amsterdam Arena. 

My name is Dan Clubbe and I will be your host as VAVEL.com brings you live updates throughout the night including pre-match and post-match reaction.