Matthijs de Ligt scored a brilliant header for Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena to eject Juventus from the Champions League.

The Dutchman is a genuine prodigy. At 19 years of age, he is the captain of Ajax Amsterdam and has helped guide his side to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

On the way, he and his teammates have overcome three of the best sides in the tournament. They drew with Bayern twice in the group stages. They knocked out holders Real Madrid. They knocked out favourites Juventus.

If anything, watching Ajax reach the semifinals is a bit sad because they are going to be torn apart this summer. The likes of Frenkie de Jong, de Ligt, David Neres, Donny van de Beek and Onana will all likely join new clubs.

Frenkie de Jong

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The player that Liverpool fans want is de Ligt. The Dutchman thundered a header beyond Wojciech Szczesny and bullied Cristiano Ronaldo all evening.

While the Reds already have Virgil van Dijk, arguably the best defender in the world, supporters want the best in the world alongside their £75million man.

Here’s what fans said on Twitter.

 

Liverpool are yet to confirm their progression to the next round of the Champions League but will be confident of doing so.

They head to Portugal with a two-goal lead and while they need to be wary of Porto, Klopp and his players will be full of confidence after beating Chelsea at the weekend.

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