UCL: Lone goal sends Liverpool into a round of 16 with a game to go

Liverpool beat Ajax to win Group D and secure a place in the last 16 courtesy of 

Curtis Jones’ who capitalized on a terrible goalkeeping howler to score his first Champions League goal which was just enough to get the job done with a game to spare.

Andre Onana misjudged the flight of Neco Williams’ cross and 19-year-old midfielder Jones took advantage to score with the outside of his right foot.

Caoimhin Kelleher, deputising for first-choice keeper Alisson who was missing with a hamstring injury, also played his part in Liverpool’s win, a tremendous stop to deny substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar the pick of his saves.

A surprise home defeat by Atalanta last week had threatened Liverpool’s dominance in Group D, with the Italians and Ajax closing in.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame their latest worrying injury setback to progress after an open and entertaining game at Anfield.

Liverpool joins Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea in the knockout stage.

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