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Curtis Jones scored his first ever Champions League goal as Liverpool top the group with a game to spare.

Liverpool had the first big chance of the match, Curtis Jones tried his luck from the edge of the box with his left foot but it was straight into Andre Onana. Jones hit the post with another effort three minutes later.

Ajax dominated possession in the first 25 minutes, Antony cut inside and shot from the right but the strike went wide. Noussair Mazraoui’s long range shot was heading towards the top right corner until Caoimhin Kelleher tipped it over.

Perr Schuurs was booked after bringing down Sadio Mane who was through on goal. An Ajax counter-attack came from Jordan Henderson’s free kick, Fabinho nicked the ball from Davy Klaasen before he could shoot.

The second half started in exciting fashion, Neco Williams scuffed his shot after Mohamed Salah got in the way. David Neres hit the woodwork shortly after.

Liverpool took the lead after 57 minutes, Williams’ cross beat Onana and was tapped in at a tight angle by Jones. His first Champions League goal.

Giorginio Wijnaldum received a yellow card after stepping on Dusan Tadic’s foot.

Roberto Firmino replaced Jota and started well, the Brazilian made a great run and found Mane with a through ball, but a poor first touch ended the move.

Firmino nearly scored late on but Onana tipped his shot onto the post.

Klaas Jan Huntelaar had a free header but it was saved spectacularly by Caomhin Kelleher, topped off a brilliant Champions League debut.

Liverpool top the group with a game to spare while Ajax need a win against Atalanta to qualify.

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