Three African players are on target as Joel Matip nets the winner as Liverpool beat Ajax 2-1 in their Champions League matchday encounter at Anfield.T

The Reds manager Jurgen Klopp demanded a reaction to the “horror show” of the 4-1 defeat away to Napoli in their opening Group A game in Italy.

Mohamed Salah put Liverpool ahead after the 17th minute with the Egyptian forward swept Diogo Jota’s pass to notch his first goal in eight European games.

Mohammed Kudus who was seemingly on his way to Everton before team-mate Antony was sold to Manchester United, to equalise for Ajax barely 10 minutes later when the Ghanian star thumped in an emphatic finish off the underside of the bar.

Liverpool created numerous chances without converting them, while former Manchester United utility star Daley Blind missed a great chance to put Ajax ahead late on before Cameroonian center-back Matip rose to head home from a corner in the closing moments despite Dusan Tadic’s efforts to clear the ball it eventually crossed the line.

 

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