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Rabu, 02 Des 2020 11:40 WIB

Anak-anak Muda Liverpool Top!

Afif Farhan - detikSport
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Curtis Jones of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Neco Williams after scoring his teams first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Liverpool FC and Ajax Amsterdam at Anfield on December 01, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Anak-anak Muda Liverpool Top! (Getty Images/Michael Regan)
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Liverpool menang 1-0 atas Ajax Amsterdam di lanjutan Liga Champions. Penampilan anak-anak muda The Reds begitu membanggakan!

Lanjutan Grup D Liga Champions, Liverpool vs Ajax Amsterdam tersaji di Anfield, Rabu (2/12/2020) dini hari WIB. Kedua tim bermain sama kuat di babak pertama, yang tunntas tanpa gol.

Di babak kedua, Liverpool akhirnya bisa menjebol gawang lawan lewat sontekan Curtis Jones di menit ke-58. Liverpool menang 1-0, mengamankan tiga poin, dan meraih tiket ke babak 16 besar Liga Champions.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Curtis Jones of Liverpool celebrates with Diogo Jota after scoring their team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Liverpool FC and Ajax Amsterdam at Anfield on December 01, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Byrne - Pool/Getty Images)Liverpool amankan tiket ke babak 16 besar Liga Champions (Getty Images/Pool)

Dilansir dari situs resmi UEFA, manajer Liverpool, Juergen Klopp begitu bangga dengan penampilan pemain-pemain mudanya. Curtis Jones (19 tahun) bisa mencetak gol kemenangan, Neco Williams (19 tahun) bisa mengkreasi assist, dan Caoimhin Kelleher (22 tahun) tampil gemilang di bawah mistar gawang.

"Ini adalah hasil pertandingan Liga Champions paling fantastis, sebab banyak pemain kami yang cedera. Mereka para pemain muda tampil brilian, ingat lawan mereka adalah Ajax, lawan yang tangguh," ujar Klopp.

"Curtis Jones mencetak gol dengan cerdik, Neco Williams memberi umpan yang tak terduga, dan Caoimhin Kelleher bikin penyelamatan bagus. Tidak mudah untuk tampil di Liga Champions," lanjutnya

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Curtis Jones of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Neco Williams after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Liverpool FC and Ajax Amsterdam at Anfield on December 01, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Juergen Klopp memeluk Neco Williams seusai laga (Getty Images/Michael Regan)

Kapten Liverpool, Jordan Henderson juga menyanjung ketiga anak-anak muda tersebut. Baginya, kemenangan ini pantas didapatkan mereka.

"Kami melihat perkembangan mereka saat latihan dan mereka pantas mendapatkan hasil ini," ujarnya kepada BT Sport.

Dengan mengumpulkan 12 poin dari 5 laga, Liverpool dipastikan menjadi juara grup setelah di laga lainnya Atalanta bermain imbang 1-1 dengan Midtjylland. Sementara bagi Ajax, kekalahan ini membuat mereka harus menang atas Atalanta di laga terakhir jika ingin lolos ke fase gugur.

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