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Dec 2, 2020

Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Ajax as one of the Reds’ biggest Champions League nights since he arrived at the club in 2015.
A depleted Liverpool, winless in their last two outings, qualified for the knockout stages of the competition with a game to spare thanks to a Curtis Jones strike.
Klopp’s faith in Liverpool’s youth was rewarded
Jones scored his first ever Champions League goal
The Reds have reached the final twice during Klopp’s reign, lifting the famous trophy in 2019, but the German insists the circumstances made last night’s group clash feel like one of their biggest nights in Europe.
It feels [like] one of the biggest Champions League nights we had for sure; without supporters in it was the most important and the most difficult and the most exceptional game, Klopp said.
All the circumstances, all the things going around, not a lot of things that make you smile over a day just because of the injuries, it’s tricky.
And then the boys throw themselves into the game, how the kids played, how [Andy Robertson] Robbo with a proper, proper knock on the ankle pushed himself through; [Jordan Henderson] Hendo, with a proper knock in the back, stiff back, pushed himself through, [Georginio Wijnaldum] Gini I have no words for him, Curtis, what a game for a 19-year-old boy.
The goal was a product of Liverpool’s academy, with Neco Williams getting the assist
All that stuff, it’s just amazing and I’m really, really proud tonight.
Alisson was the latest player to join Liverpool’s long injury list, but Klopp’s faith in young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was rewarded with an exceptional display.
And talkSPORT host Jason Cundy believes the Liverpool manager deserves credit for giving youngsters a chance in the absence of his senior stars.
Cundy told the Sports Bar: “Klopp could’ve played Adrian tonight, and a lot of managers would’ve done that.
“I’ve seen Jones and Neco Williams play games where he [Klopp] could’ve done something different.”
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