Ajax out to humble Liverpool

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2020/21 UEFA Champions League 

Group D

Ajax Amsterdam v Liverpool FC

Johan Cruyff Arena 
Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Kick-Off 22h00
Ajax Amsterdam will take on Liverpool FC in a UEFA Champions League Group D match on October 21.
The Dutch giants suffered a 1-0 defeat to Spanish side Valencia in their last game in this competition in December 2019.
Prior to the clash with Valencia, the Sons of the Gods were unbeaten in two matches in the Champions League having recorded a win and a draw.
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They are winless in their last two home matches in the competitions having registered two successive defeats. 
Meanwhile, Liverpool succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to former Spanish champions Atletico Madrid after winning 1-0 in regulation time in their last match in this competition in March 2020.
The English giants are winless in their last two matches in the Champions League having recorded two consecutive defeats. 
The Reds also lost their last away match in the competition which was against Atletico, but prior to that, they had won two matches in a row on the road.
Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool manager
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Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, has lauded Ajax as a proper team ahead of their clash on match-day one. 
“I didn’t really think about travelling to be honest, but yeah, Italy, Holland and Denmark are maybe not the furthest [away]," Klopp said. 
“That’s OK but we don’t think about the miles we make in the Champions League, we think about the games we play and I think it’s a really strong group. 
“Everybody knows how good Ajax was two years ago and they will always build a proper new squad and a proper team. Midtjylland is for different reasons since years one of the most interesting teams because they have quite a specific way.
The last meeting between Ajax and Liverpool in a competitive match was on 14 December 1966.
The encounter ended in a 2-2 draw in a Champions League match which was played in England.

Head-to-Head stats (Champions League matches)

Matches - 2
Ajax - 1
Liverpool - 0
Draws - 1

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Published: 10/19/2020