Liverpool got the better of Midtjylland in the Champions League on Tuesday night, securing a forgettable but valuable 2-0 victory at Anfield.
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Liverpool 2-0 Midtjylland
Champions League Group Stage (2), Anfield
October 27, 2020
Goals: Jota 55′, Salah pen 90+1′
After beating Sheffield United in the Premier League, the Reds were back in European action, aiming to build on their dogged win at Ajax.
Alisson was forced into an important early save, as the Brazilian denied Anders Dreyer after he was sent clean through.
Liverpool lacked a spark without their usual world-class attackers on the pitch, with a lack of quality on display in the first half.
Unfortunately, the Reds suffered yet another injury blow before half-time, too, as Fabinho limped off with a hamstring problem.
It was Jota’s second goal in three days and the 10,000th in Liverpool’s history.
Evander and Dreyer both missed good chances to equalise for Midtjylland, before Salah fired home a penalty in the dying seconds.
Meanwhile, Atalanta drew 2-2 at home to Ajax in the other Group D game, which is an ideal result for Klopp’s men.
Liverpool now have four days to prepare for a league clash at home to West Ham on Saturday evening, which could be a potential banana skin.