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Ajax gear up for Liverpool in a 5-0 win against SC Heerenveen

Any reasonable person would agree that Ajax has a monopoly over the Dutch first class, winning six of the past 10 titles including each of the last three.

They have not frequently had the option to make an interpretation of that accomplishment to Europe, nonetheless, retiring from the gathering stage in two of the past three seasons and in the round of 16 last break.


As a matter of fact, the main time in the beyond 20 years they have made it past the last 16 was in 2018/19, when they experienced the latest possible moment rout to Tottenham in the semi-finals, in front of Liverpool's victory in Madrid.


Under new management in Alfred Schreuder, however, they will be hoping to cause a subsequent straight loss for the Reds in Group A, when they visit Anfield on Tuesday.

The game is as yet expected to go on notwithstanding late delays in the UK because of the Queen's passing, and Ajax will show up on Merseyside in great form.


Saturday night got their seventh consecutive success in all rivalries and, getting a 5-0 triumph over SC Heerenveen, their fifth back-to-back clean sheet.


Schreuder rolled out a solitary improvement from the 4-0 whipping of Rangers in the initial round of the Champions League, with Davy Klaassen coming in for Steven Berghuis in a three-man midfield.


It was Klaassen who opened the scoring, heading home from short proximity following Dusan Tadic's cutback and cross, with the ex-Southampton playmaker likewise setting up the second as Kenneth Taylor twisted home a clever free-kick schedule.


Tadic's corner brought the hardship that prompted Ajax's third, as well, with striker Mohammed Kudus in the end turning and terminating home in the throng.

Kudus made it 4-0 before long, as Jorge Sanchez got through and laid the ball across the face of goal for a basic completion before Tadic got his third assist of the evening.


It was ostensibly his best, as well, with a deft pass for Brian Brobbey exhibiting his capacity to slice through defenders voluntarily.


Liverpool is, obviously, acquainted with Tadic from his time in the Premier League, yet he has stepped up a gear since leaving Southampton for Ajax in 2018.

Wearing the captain's armband, the 33-year-old calls the shots for the Amsterdam club, and Jurgen Klopp's private cabin will watch out for his game in the development of Tuesday's clash.

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