Mo Salah nearing Steven Gerrard file on Alisson’s landmark night time
Salah wants two targets to equal Gerrard’s file of 41 European targets for Liverpool.
One of Salah’s 39 in complete got here in a qualifier.
Salah’s hat-trick at Rangers two weeks in the past noticed him file the quickest within the historical past of the Champions League (timed at six minutes, 12 seconds) and it was solely the sixth by a substitute.
He grew to become, after Gerrard and Steve Staunton, solely the third Liverpool participant to hit a treble coming off the bench.
Going into Matchday 5, the competitors’s main scorers this season all have 5 targets – Salah, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski.
Eight of Salah’s 9 targets this season have been scored after half-time – the exception being his Seventeenth-minute objective towards Ajax at Anfield.
Group A permutations
A draw will assure Liverpool a spot within the knockout levels.
Ajax will probably be confirmed in third place and attain the Europa League in the event that they draw and Rangers lose to Napoli in Italy.
They can hold their hopes alive of nonetheless being within the Champions League within the New Year in the event that they win this recreation by any two-goal margin – or 1-0 and outcomes go their means in Matchday 6.
Alisson’s milestone night time
Alisson might play his 2 hundredth recreation for the Reds in all competitions. He has saved 89 clear sheets.
Only six goalkeepers have saved extra clear sheets for Liverpool, with solely two to play 50 or extra instances having fun with the next charge of shutouts than the Brazilian.
Jordan Henderson might captain Liverpool for the 250th time in all competitions.
Ajax at residence
Ajax have performed eight instances at residence this season in all competitions – 45 targets have been scored with Ajax contributing 31.
At the Cruyff Arena this season they’ve conceded six to Napoli within the Champions League and 5 to PSV Eindhoven within the Dutch Super Cup.
They have conceded 14 targets within the final 5 video games.
Liverpool vs. Netherlands
Since a heavy 5-1 defeat at Ajax in 1966, Liverpool are unbeaten towards Dutch groups in 16 conferences – successful 11 and drawing 5.
In eight encounters within the Netherlands, the Reds have gained 4 and misplaced as soon as with three attracts.
In the final six visits to the nation the Reds have conceded simply as soon as – at PSV Eindhoven in December 2008.
Jurgen Klopp has gained all 5 of his clashes with Ajax, the primary two coming whereas at Borussia Dortmund.
Who wants clear sheets?
After maintaining 5 successive clear sheets earlier within the marketing campaign Ajax have conceded 19 instances within the final eight.
Ajax haven’t saved a clear sheet since a 5-0 residence win over Heerenveen in September.
Jose Maria Sanchez (Spain) takes cost of a Liverpool recreation for the primary time.
He has reffed Ajax as soon as – their 5-1 win at Sporting CP in final season’s Champions League.
This season’s scorers
Ajax: Bergwijn 10, Kudus 9, Brobbey 8, Berghuis 6, Klaasen 4, Taylor 3, Antony 2, Rensch 2, Tadic 2, Alvarez 1, Bassey 1, Sanchez 1
Liverpool: Salah 9, Firmino 8, Nunez 5, Diaz 4, Alexander-Arnold 3, Carvalho 2, Elliott 2, personal targets 2, Matip 1, Van Dijk 1
* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).