The Super Eagle had to be substituted against Heerenveen as his side recorded a massive win
Ajax defender Calvin Bassey could miss the UEFA Champions League match at Anfield against Liverpool after picking up an injury in the Dutch Premier League on Saturday.
The Nigerian international has been a regular for the reigning Eredivisie champions since joining from Rangers.
The versatile defender played a crucial role as his side hammered Heerenveen 5-0 with Ghana international Mohammed Kudus grabbing a brace while the other goals came from Davy Klaassen, Kenneth Taylor and Brian Brobbey.
However, it didn’t end well for the hosts as Bassey was sent off in the 83rd minute for medical treatment. Even after being treated he couldn’t come back and Ajax continued to play the last 10 minutes with a down.
As of this writing, the club have not disclosed what injury Bassey suffered and the length of his absence.
On Tuesday, Ajax travel to England to take on the Reds who are desperate for a win after losing 4-1 at Napoli in their Group A opener.
In that particular game, Nigeria international Victor Osimhen – who hit the woodwork and missed a penalty, suffered a muscle injury and was substituted in the 41st minute.
It didn’t matter as the Napoli-based side managed to score through Piotr Zielinski as they bagged a brace, while Giovanni Simeone and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa also found the net while the Reds took on a brace. got their consolation thanks to Luis Diaz.
Ajax had no problem beating Rangers on Bassey’s Champions League debut.
He played the entire 90 minutes as his side earned a healthy 4-0 win. They scored their goals through Kudus, Edson Alvarez, Steven Berghuis and Steven Bergwijn.
The win saw Ajax top Group A on their superior goal difference while Napoli are second.
Rangers will host the Italian side in Scotland hoping to secure a positive result to maintain their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage.
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