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Joel Matip’s late header earned Liverpool a 2-1 win over Ajax as their Champions League campaign finally had lift off at Anfield.

Beaten badly by Napoli last week, the scrutiny on Jurgen Klopp’s side looked set to be amplified when Mohammed Kudus cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opener early on. But Matip rose to head home with minutes remaining to win it for Liverpool.

European nights at Anfield are often stirring occasions but the emotions were a little different on this occasion following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. No Champions League anthem. Instead, a moment of silence.