Christian Poulsen fumes, Fabinho ‘ghost kick’ and other Liverpool moments.


A crazy own goal from Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico gave the Reds a hard-fought 1-0 triumph in Holland on Wednesday evening.

The victory at Ajax gave Liverpool a victorious start in the Champions League.

Moments you may not have seen in Liverpool’s Champions League win at Ajax on Wednesday

But there were many who remained unnoticed or under the radar during the 90 minutes in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

The result means that Jurgen Klopp’s team is in second place in the first table of Group D, behind the pacemaker Atalanta.

When the Dane was brought into the club by Roy Hodgson in 2010, his best times were long gone. His 21 appearances are unforgettable, because they were unforgettable.

Poulsen Pounds

Christian Poulsen did not have the best careers in Liverpool. Indeed, there are some observers who believe that he was able to keep up with one of the worst of the modern Anfield era.

As the Reds’ then suffering fans will testify, it was not an unusual reaction when Poulsen and Liverpool shared the same stadium.

And there were obviously no feelings for his former club as he sat on the bench as assistant coach of Ajax, frustrated to lose ground when the home side scorned a chance to equalize in injury time.

Adrian the Almighty

In between, he was able to make some good parries, not least with his leg, to fend off Quincy Promes from a short distance.

It was a slightly crazy game for Adrian, which was ended by a tackle against his own teammate Joe Gomez and a cross that almost equalized Ajax.

Ajax’s next goal, however, came when Dusan Tadic pushed Adrian with a lob, causing Fabinho to fight back and fly off the line.

The Reds silence fireworks

In the repertoires, the goalkeeper watched hopefully and moved to kick the ball away, while the Brazilian performed an acrobatic rebound. Now, this is called telepathic communication with the defenders.

Not that the Ajax fans in the Johan Cruijff ArenA didn’t make themselves heard.

During the first half, the relative silence was broken by the crackling, bubbling, and popping of fireworks fired nearby.

As some countries were more affected by the coronavirus pandemic than others, Holland was one of the countries that maintained the ban on fans visiting the games.


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