Video: Former Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer's brilliant moment vs Liverpool

By John McGinley

September 25, 2021

Former Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer will be happy with a point at home to Liverpool today, starring for Brentford in a 3-3 draw.

One Ajer moment stood out as a highlight of the fixture, despite six goals, when he cleared a certain Mohamed Salah effort off the line.

An incisive Liverpool breakaway produced a sumptuous Jota through pass to Salah, who slipped the ball past the goalkeeper. But Ajer was there showing his trademark commitment to keep the score 0-0 at the time.

Sky Sports posted a clip of the clearance on their social media channels. Different fans from across football are praising the defender for his crucial contribution.

It was a fantastic 90 minutes at the Brentford Community Stadium with the Premier League new boys going toe-to-toe with the former champions.

Brentford faced Arsenal on the opening weekend but this was the first test against the true elite in the division and they came through it without defeat.

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Ajer may be disappointed with being part of a defence that conceded three goals, but tonight will have been a massive learning experience for him against a step up in opposition.

The Norwegian international left Celtic in rather acrimonious circumstances this summer, but the player doing well in Premier League would still be a good advert for Celtic as a destination for up and coming stars.

Virgil van Dijk also had a couple of highlight moments, notably stopping Ivan Toney march on goal in stoppage time at the end of the game.

Elsewhere, Ryan Christie impressed with two assists in a 2-1 Bournemouth win over Luton Town, as Celtic’s summer departures adapt to life away from Glasgow.

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