Jürgen Klopp could not bear to look, clasping his hands as in prayer and turning towards the Main Stand as Liverpool awaited confirmation that Joël Matip’s 89th-minute header had crossed the Ajax goalline.
Then the referee, Artur Soares Dias, pointed to his watch, pointed to the centre circle and pointed Liverpool’s Champions League campaign in a completely different direction.
Written by Andy Hunter at Anfield
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/sep/13/liverpool-ajax-champions-league-match-report under the title “Liverpool’s Joël Matip rises to see off Ajax and ease the Anfield anxiety”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.