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Ajax chief Van der Sar: Moore baffled by sudden Liverpool form panic

Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar has revealed how Liverpool CEO Peter Moore was baffled by the panic around their recent form slump.

The Reds returned to winning ways against Bournemouth on Saturday - though must overturn a 1-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid at Anfield to reach the Champions League quarterfinals.

Van der Sar wrote for the De Telegraaf: "Last week, I spoke to Liverpool CEO Peter Moore, and together we talked about how weird it is that even with a team in such a successful period, a few defeats become a sudden concern.

Liverpool got a first tap, then another and then something happens.

"For Liverpool, winning the Premier League remains the ultimate, but they also want to defend the Champions League. Then, after a few defeats, it suddenly becomes a difficult game against Atlético Madrid tomorrow night."

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