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Salah, Darwin Nunez And Harvey Elliott Goals See Reds Reach Champions League Knockout

Liverpool, who didn’t register their first shot of the game until the 26th minute, roared to life right on the half-hour mark, with Salah’s opener coming in the 42nd minute, following by Nunez in the 49th and Elliott in the 52nd.

Jurgen Klopp’s side came into the game knowing they needed at least a point to progress to the knockout stages. Meanwhile, Ajax knew they had to win to maintain their slim chance of getting out of the group.

The Eredivisie club almost got off to a dream start within three minutes, but Steven Berghuis’ shot from inside the area cannoned back off the right-hand post.

Ajax’s pressure during the first half had Liverpool spooked, but it was the visitors who struck first against the run of play.
Jordan Henderson’s through pass in behind from the left found Mohamed Salah in the box, and the Egyptian dinked the ball over an on-rushing Remko Pasveer to score his sixth Champions League goal of the season to put Liverpool ahead three minutes before half-time.
Liverpool got their second three minutes after the restart, as Darwin Nunez headed in Andy Robertson’s corner from the left-hand side beyond Pasveer to give Ajax a mountain to climb.
They struck again two minutes later as Harvey Elliott latched onto Salah’s through pass, before smashing the ball emphatically into the roof of the net from a tight angle inside the box to seal the win.

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