Captain and defender De Ligt wears glasses and a huge smile as he pushes a trolley while Barcelona-bound De Jong holds a basket. In the same season, the teenage prodigy helped the Dutch outfit reach the UEFA Europa League final, where they lost out to Manchester United.
"Ajax have a very good connection with Barcelona".
De Ligt's agent, Mino Raiola, believes that Ajax's success this season means he can negotiate a better deal for his client than the one reportedly agreed with Barca earlier this year.
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But despite their European adventure, the Anfield faithful are desperate to see their team at the top of the domestic tree again. Behind the runaway front two, all the issues in the Premier League are virtually done and dusted.
"If his goal is football, he's one of those smart guys that understands regardless of where you go you're still going to get a lot of money. So the relationship is very, very good", Muhren told Love Sport Radio.
As far as the hype around the promising defender is concerned, it is hardly surprising that de Ligt has piqued the interest of a number of top clubs across Europe.
And the Ajax star did not rule out a move to the five-time European champions when speaking to Goal in March. 'I think he'll go to England or Spain'. "They have to rebuild the team".
Lack of Champions League football for next season will be an added handicap to the club who haven't been able to compete at the top level for several seasons now.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side close out the season on Sunday against Cardiff City, with their place in next year's Europa League already assured.