Liverpool have boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League round of 16 after they secured their second straight victory in Group A. The Reds are in Group A alongside Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam, Italian Serie A leaders Napoli and Scottish side Rangers.
The Reds bounced back from the defeat to Napoli with the slim win over Ajax Amsterdam. Cameroonian centre back Joel Matip scored a late goal to give Liverpool a 2-1 win over the Dutch team. It was the first win for Liverpool in Group A
Liverpool made it two successive victories in Group A with the 2-0 home win over Rangers on Tuesday. Trent Alexander-Arnold scored the opening goal for the Reds via a free-kick. His goal gave the home team a slender 1-0 lead at the end of the first half.Egyptian star Mohamed Salah sealed the win for Liverpool in the second half from the penalty spot after Colombian attacker Luis Diaz. Salah scored the second Liverpool goalto seal the points for his team.
With the win over Rangers, Merseyside giants have cemented their second spot in Group A ahead of Ajax Amsterdam and Rangers. Leaders Napoli have nine points from three games and are three points ahead of the Reds. Ajax Amsterdam have three points from three games after the disastrous 6-1 home loss to Napoli, while Rangers are last in the group with no point from three games.