Ajax vs. Liverpool: Post-Match Analysis
Paul Tomkins, Andrew Beasley, Daniel Rhodes and other TTT regulars will give their thoughts on the match for 24 hours after the game. The article received via email is therefore unlikely to be the final version. There's statistics from the match and videos too.
I continue the grim routine of 'visiting hours' at the hospital, so my contribution will be more succinct. I wasn’t planning to write anything, as I’m not “at work” right now, but made a few notes on my phone while watching and ended up with something to flesh out.
After a disjointed first 40 minutes the game changed and was wrapped up before the hour. All very weird, but nicely weird, after some 'nastily weird' this season.
Liverpool’s form is still inconsistent, just like the injury/fitness/selection issues, but there’s been a general uptick in the past few weeks. It probably won’t be until after the World Cup where you can expect proper consistency. Wrapping up qualification to the knockouts with a game to go is an achievement, in a season of difficulties.
Anyway, what have I been saying since before the first game against Ajax? Corners. Headers. Small defenders. Núñez. Headers. Aerial. Simple. Headers.
Ajax saw the same last season when Núñez out-jumped the same tiny centre-back. Tiny centre-backs will harm you in the end.
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