The Dutch champions have already been knocked out of the Group stages alongside Scottish champions Rangers FC, with both teams failing to impress in Europe this season.
Nevertheless, regardless of Wednesday’s outcome in Amsterdam, Alfred Schreuder’s squad has qualified for the Europa League Round of 16.
In the third minute following the opening kickoff, Steven Berghuis took a shot from within the penalty area for the home team.
However, his shot hit the right post, leaving Alisson feeling fortunate.
Jorge Sanchez blasted a shot from mid-range towards the left side of the goal in the 17th minute, but Alisson was well positioned to make a comfortable save. Ajax continued to exert dominance, and Alisson was quickly called into action again in the 18th minute.
Andrew Robertson picked up the ball in space inside the penalty area for Jurgen Klopp’s team in the 35th minute, but his attempted shot went inches wide of the left post.
A minute later, Ajax made another effort, but the Liverpool defense spectacularly blocked Dusan Tadic’s attempt.
However, it was the visitors who scored first in the 42nd minute when Jordan Henderson’s pass split the defense and found Mohamed Salah, who finished with the outside of his right foot to put Liverpool up 1-0.
Salah’s goal was enough to end the game at the break.
The second half resumed and the Reds continued from where they stopped in the first period as Jurgen Klopp’s men doubled their advantage.
Darwin Nunez headed in from an Andy Robertson corner in the 49th minute to put Liverpool 2-0 up.
The visitors looked far much better than they did in the first period as Alfred Schreuder’s woes continued to pile up on the night with the visitors grabbing a third goal a few minutes later.
Harvey Elliot would not be denied again in the 52nd minute, as he latched on to a pass inside the box from Mohamed Salah and then fired into the top left corner to put the Reds 3-0 up with over 37 minutes left to play.
Mohamed Salah came close to bagging a brace in the 63rd minute but his instinctive shot towards goal flashed inches wide of the left post.
Two minutes later, Ajax were also close to pulling one goal back but Kenneth Taylor’s effort from inside the box was never an issue for Alisson.
In the 74th minute again the hosts created another chance for themselves as Steven Berghuis’s effort from mid-range went high over the Liverpool crossbar.
Ajax were really looking to at least grab a consolation and had a chance in the 85th minute with Dutch defender Jurrien Timber weaving through the Reds’ defence to get himself into a good position in front of goal.
But his effort failed to beat Alisson as the ball zoomed around the left post.
In the end, it finished 3-0 in favour of Jurgen Klopp’s men who have now progressed to the knock-out stages of the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Ajax have now been relegated to the knock-out stages of the UEFA Europa League, with Rangers falling to Napoli 3-0 also on Wednesday night.
Calvin Bassey unable to help Ajax against Liverpool
The Super Eagles defender started for his club on Wednesday and played the full 90 minutes.
Bassey was pretty decent with his performance on the night, having made 6 clearances, 2 tackles and won all four of his ground duels.
He also won both of his arial duels and completed all his dribbles as per Sofascore.
However, despite a decent shift from the 22-year-old Nigerian international, his side were completely outclassed by their opponents on the night, and he will now return to playing in the Europa League, where he shone last season with former club Rangers fc.
Social Media Reactions
Despite the win on Wednesday night, Liverpool fans are still unsatisfied with theair club’s transfer business since the summer and have also urged their club to sign more players.
Here’s how fans have reacted on social media: