Liverpool vs Ajax: Mohammed Kudus' screamer cancels out Mo Salah's strike

Mohammed Kudus

Mohammed Kudus silenced Anfield with an absolute banger for Ajax vs Liverpool on Tuesday evening.

The 22-year-old was in the starting lineup for the Champions League game in Merseyside.

Liverpool have struggled recently but it was the Reds who took the lead in the 17th minute.

Diogo Jota did well to set up Mohamed Salah and the Egyptian made no mistake from 15 yards to give his side the lead.

That was the first goal that Ajax had conceded in nine hours of game-time. The last goal the Amsterdam giants conceded prior to Tuesday night was against Groningen on August 14.

Anfield was rocking as Liverpool fans celebrated their side taking the lead.

Mohammed Kudus in action for Ajax
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 07: Mohammed Kudus of Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League group A match between AFC Ajax and Rangers FC at Johan Cruyff Arena on September 07, 2022 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

They weren’t ahead for long, though, with Kudus scoring a screamer to level the scores and silence the home crowd.

Steven Berghuis ran down the left-hand side and pulled the ball back for Kudus.

The 22-year-old peeled off Virgil van Dijk, turned inside the box and then unleashed a venomous strike with his left foot that found the net via the underside of the bar.

VIDEO: Mohammed Kudus’ screamer for Ajax vs Liverpool

The crossbar may well still be shaking. What a strike from the Ghanaian midfielder.

No goalkeeper in the world would have had a chance of saving Kudus’ rocket. It was perfectly placed.

That goal was Kudus’ sixth goal of the season and his second in the Champions League campaign.

Mohammed Kudus in action for Ajax
Soccer Football – Champions League – Group A – Liverpool v Ajax Amsterdam – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – September 13, 2022 Ajax Amsterdam’s Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring their first goal with Steven Berghuis Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes

Ajax needed the attacking midfielder to step up and deliver after they sold many of their key players in the summer, including Antony and Sebastien Haller.

And to say he’s delivering would be an understatement. He’s had a stunning start to the season and is thriving after being given more game-time and responsibility.

There were no further goals in the remainder of the half as the two sides went into the break all-square.

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