Trent's European milestone and more Liverpool v Ajax stats

Did you know?Trent's European milestone and more Liverpool v Ajax stats

Published 13th September 2022

Trent Alexander-Arnold could reach a European milestone as Liverpool host AFC Ajax at Anfield in the Champions League tonight.

The Reds are out to secure their first victory of this season's competition, with their Dutch opponents the early leaders of Group A.

Read on for 10 of the best facts and figures on the 8pm BST kick-off…

Liverpool and Ajax have met each other four times previously in European competition.

The first occasion the two teams were drawn together came in 1966-67, when Ajax won the European Cup first-leg match 5-1 in Amsterdam - with Johan Cruyff scoring twice for the Dutchmen. A 2-2 draw was played out in the Anfield return.

Ajax's 5-1 win against Liverpool in 1966 means they are the only team ever to score more than four goals in a game against the Reds in the club's European history.

In all European matches, the Reds have won six of their last 10 Anfield fixtures, with two defeats coming at the hands of Italian teams - Atalanta and Internazionale.

Last week Alisson Becker became only the fourth different Liverpool goalkeeper to save a penalty for the club in Europe after Ray Clemence (four), Pepe Reina and Simon Mignolet (one each).

The Reds have never lost both of their opening two group games in European competition.

In eight ties against Dutch clubs at Anfield, Liverpool are unbeaten, having won six and drawn two - five of those victories have come in the European Cup/Champions League.

Alexander-Arnold could become the 26th player to reach the milestone of 50 European games for Liverpool. If he does, he will become the youngest in the club's history to achieve the landmark, at the age of just 23 years and 341 days.

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Published 13th September 2022