Klopp delighted with 'very important' Liverpool victory over Ajax

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his team made a ‘very important step’ in defeating Ajax at Anfield on Wednesday.

The Reds now have three points in their Champions League group after a loss to Napoli on the first matchday.

And Klopp hopes the late win over Ajax can build momentum for his team.

“Nothing is over. It is a first step, a very important step,” Klopp said. “Now we have a strange break, pretty long. Brighton is waiting.

“I think everybody could see that we understood and that we had to put a completely different shift into the game. The boys did that. We played a lot of good stuff against a hard fighting opposition. Scored the first goal and should’ve scored more goals, from set pieces especially.

“I’m not sure it was their first attack, but Ajax didn’t have a lot. That’s how it is in our situation, anything can happen, but it was an incredible strike from [Mohammed] Kudus.

“It’s like another test. Everybody is hoping you go in the right direction and then you get another setback. You could see the impact of that. The pressing before the goal was much better than after the goal. Only a yard or two but if we press, we have to do it right.”