Liverpool have had a strong start to their Champions League campaign. The Reds have fought hard on two occasions and turned the style on in another, qualifying from the group seems a certainty now. Liverpool starting the campaign well could see Jake Cain star in a Champions League group stage tie.
Strong Liverpool start
The opening fixture for the Reds was a tough one but it was one which Jürgen Klopp’s men got through with three points.
Adrian was in goal as the Anfield side journeyed to Amsterdam to edge past Ajax with a 1-0 victory.
The second game saw the Reds sweep aside FC Midtjylland at home in a thoroughly drab affair.
Our third tie was by far the most impressive as a Diogo Jota hattrick helped fire Liverpool to a 5-0 victory over Atalanta in Bergamo.
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Liverpool can qualify early
The Reds resume their Champions League campaign in late November with a visit from Atalanta.
If Liverpool win the game then they qualify from the group. Thereafter, a point against Ajax would be enough to win the group.
Should Liverpool beat Atalanta and Ajax fail to beat FC Midtjylland then top spot would be secured with two games to spare.
Jake Cain opportunity
Jake Cain has made the bench for each of Liverpool’s Champions League fixtures this season.
The 19-year-old academy star has been named in the squad as reward for his impressive performances for the U23s this campaign.
His wand of a left foot has been creating and scoring chances from set pieces and his range of passing has also been impressive.
Given that he has already been making the bench it isn’t out of the question to assume that Jake Cain would be afforded an opportunity in the Champions League – what would be a massive moment for the teenager.
The minute top spot is wrapped up Jürgen Klopp will be focusing on conserving the energies of his top talents, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Cain start against Ajax should the matter be done and dusted with two games to go.