Fans ask ‘was Jimmy Bullard in goal for Ajax’ vs Liverpool in Champions League

The bells of familiarity were ringing inside the heads of Liverpool fans during their 2-1 Champions League victory over Ajax.

Jurgen Klopp’s side scraped their way past the Dutch giants courtesy of a last minute header from Joel Matip. The Cameroonian rose highest to nod his side into a 2-1 lead, 62 minutes after precocious Ajax youngster Mohammed Kudus excellently equalised Mohamed Salah’s opening goal with a wonderful effort of his own that rattled the underside of the crossbar and screamed into the back of the net.

However, the Reds were still able to secure the victory and get their Champions League campaign back on track. But while Liverpool endeavoured to break down the Ajax resistance, there appeared to be a very familiar figure in the Ajax goal.

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Jimmy Bullard, the much loved television personality and former Wigan Athletic ace appeared to have made a return to football. There was a ponytail and a zipping energy synonymous with the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Soccer AM star.

However, the 43-year-old ex-central midfielder had not made a dramatic, and unusually return to football as Ajax’s goalkeeper. Instead, shot-stopper Remko Pasveer was the one between the woodwork for the Eredivisie champions.

The Dutch goalkeeper arrived at the club from Vitesse Arnhem last summer on a free transfer. While there are many similarities between the 38-year-old and Bullard, the chances of Pasveer hosting a top bin volleying challenge near you is highly unlikely.

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Nevertheless, it still left many Champions League fans baffled. “Jimmy Bullard on fire in the Ajax net tonight,” one fan posted. “Since when is Jimmy Bullard in net for Ajax?” another added.

“Is that Jimmy Bullard in goal for Ajax tonight?” one other Liverpool fan laughed. “Another shot right down Jimmy Bullard’s throat,” another supporter added, noting the goalkeeper’s good handling skills.

“Is it just me or does the Ajax keeper look like Jimmy Bullard? Can’t unsee it,” another fan asked, ensuring they were not the only ones who saw the former Wigan Athletic star between the sticks.

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