Although Liverpool’s performance in the Premier League this season has been ups and downs, the “Red Army” broke through the siege under less optimistic circumstances in the fifth round of the UEFA Champions League group stage and defeated the Eredivisie giants 3-0. Ajax won the Champions League round of 16 tickets in advance. It is worth mentioning that Liverpool have been out of the Champions League group stage for six consecutive seasons, setting a new record for the club.
In addition, this is also the 15th time Liverpool has participated in the Champions League after the restructuring, and it has been the 6th time in the era of coach Klopp, and has successfully qualified from the group stage in every season. In the previous five seasons, Liverpool had reached the final three times under Klopp’s guidance, including the second place in the group in the 2018/19 season. .
It should be noted that Liverpool was able to successfully qualify for the tournament before. “Prince of Egypt” Salah is definitely one of the team’s heroes. Including yesterday’s game against Ajax, Salah has contributed to the last 4 Champions League group matches. Goals, Mbappe with Paris Saint-Germain currently ranks first in the Champions League scorer list with 6 goals.
Klopp wants Liverpool’s morale boost
According to data, Salah currently has 39 goals and 12 assists in the Champions League, ranking first in Liverpool’s team history in goals and assists. If you add the goals of the teams he played for before, Salah has scored 42 goals in his Champions League career, surpassing Aguero, who has 41 goals, and ranks 16th in the history of the Champions League scorer list.
On the other hand, coach Klopp also very much hopes that the team can cheer up the hearts of the players after advancing to the Champions League knockout stage. Because Liverpool’s current goal is to get rid of the shadow of a poor start to the Premier League this season.
Klopp said: “It’s all boosted the morale of the team and it’s been really helpful. We felt really good tonight, tired but great. Now we have a few days left for the league. Get ready for Leeds.”