Ajax coach Erik ten Hag again thought it unnecessary that his team lost to Liverpool in the Champions League.

The team from Amsterdam created several chances at Anfield on Tuesday, but had to give up 1-0 against the reigning champion of England, just like in October.

"I think it's a shame and unnecessary", said a visibly disappointed Ten Hag afterwards in front of the

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"A draw reflected the proportions of the game. It was two teams that kept each other in balance. In the end, the happiest one won."

"There were two teams that were well organized, which made it difficult to create opportunities", the coach continued.

"You see that more often at Champions League level. The details decide. We should have at least dragged out a draw."

The only goal of the match came in the 58th minute and came about through a blunder by Ajax goalkeeper André Onana, who misjudged a turning cross and saw Curtis Jones tick in the 1-0 at the far post.

"We have not allowed anything from the position play, which is fine against a team like Liverpool", said Ten Hag, who was not asked by his own club channel about Onana's mistake.

"The only danger is the switch, they are dangerous. We saw that at the start of the game and after the 1-0. Then we have to and they come out one, twice dangerous."

Due to the defeat against Liverpool, Ajax must beat Atalanta next Wednesday to overwinter in the Champions League.

Ten Hag does see an advantage in the all-deciding match in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

"We know in advance what to do and that might be a good thing. The profit is all that matters."

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