Mohammed Kudus has labelled Liverpool’s stadium as ‘one of the fiercest,’ after playing at Anfield for Ajax.
Kudus was the Ajax goal scorer as they pushed Liverpool all the way on Tuesday night. In the end, a late Joel Matip header meant that the Dutch Champions left Merseyside with nothing to show for their efforts.
Regardless, the 22-year-old Kudus caught the eye with a blistering finish. And taking to Twitter yesterday, the Ghanaian gave his thoughts on the game.
“Love to the fans who cheered us at one of the fiercest grounds to play at. We could’ve done better but will come good in performances & results next games. We are Ajax,” wrote the forward.
Kudus catches the eye at Anfield
Before the game, we wrote about why Liverpool would have to be wary of Kudus on Tuesday night.
Prior to the clash in Group A, the young striker had four goals in his last three games for Ajax this season. At Anfield, he predictably made that five in four.
His left-footed finish to level the scores almost broke Alisson Becker’s crossbar. It absolutely thundered off the woodwork and into the net.
In reality, the goal aside, it was a relatively quiet night for Kudus. He still managed to catch the eye with some tidy link-up play though, and looked quite threatening with the ball at his feet.
With Ajax pinned back for much of the game, the spotlight fell more on their defensive-minded players.
Kudus still managed to make his mark, though. He scored with what was his only shot in the whole game. Impressive efficiency.
That was the Ghana international’s second goal of this Champions League campaign already. If he can keep that kind of strike-rate going, he’ll have some big clubs sniffing around him in no time at all.