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Atalanta vs Liverpool LIVE: Europa League latest score and updates with Reds chasing more goals

Liverpool are in need of a second-leg comeback in Italy if they are to keep their faint treple hopes alive

Chris Wilson,Karl Matchett
Thursday 18 April 2024 22:32 BST
Losing to Atalanta at Anfield a ‘low point’ for Liverpool, Klopps says

Liverpool require one more European comeback under Jurgen Klopp as the Reds travel to Atalanta looking to keep their Europa League hopes alive.

Klopp’s side were favourites to reach the Dublin final on May 22 and provide a fitting farewell for the German manager, but Atalanta ripped up the script as they stunned Anfield with a 3-0 victory in last week’s quarter-final first leg.

Liverpool have overturned a 3-0 defeat under Klopp before, famously against Barcelona and Lionel Messi in the Champions League in 2019, but that was at Anfield. But Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace means the Reds are without a win in three games. Follow all the action below plus get the latest odds and tips right here:


26’ - Atalanta 0-1 Liverpool (agg 3-1)

Jones feeds Salah who this time spins into the right channel - another good example of the positional rotation from the away side.

Szoboszlai has pushed into the right wing area several times attempting the same thing.

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:29

22’ - Atalanta 0-1 Liverpool (agg 3-1)

Great move down the right from Liverpool as Szoboszlai and Alexander-Arnold combine in space, a cross finds Jones on the far post - and he diverts it back towards Salah, who can’t control and shoot from a central spot. Atalanta content to sit back at the moment and look to counter-attack when they can.

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:23

18’ - Atalanta 0-1 Liverpool (agg 3-1)

Liverpool approaching the game very differently to a week ago - much more rotation of positions and movement off the ball, attempting to use Aalanta’s man marking system against them. No further chances on goal and Musso looks assured with high balls aimed his way.

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:19

14’ - Atalanta 0-1 Liverpool (agg 3-1)

Szoboszlai blams in a shot from 20 yards and forces a save; Gakpo then flicks a pass to Diaz but the keeper is out quickly to stop him getting a free shot away.

Moments later Van Dijk diverts a cross towards his own goal - Alisson pulls off a wonder save to palm the ball away!

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:16

10’ - Atalanta 0-1 Liverpool (agg 3-1)

Well, well. That’s a rapid start the Reds could hardly have wished for - now let’s see how the hosts react.

Klopp is keen for the visitors to keep the pressure on the Bergamo side from the restart, Gasperini asks for calm from his players.

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:12

GOAL! 7’ - Atalanta 0-1 Liverpool (agg 3-1)

And Salah scores! A lengthy VAR check but the penalty stands and the No11 wallops it into the bottom corner, no mistakes.

The Reds have one of the three they need with just seven minutes on the clock.

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:11

6’ - Atalanta 0-0 Liverpool (3-0 agg)

Penalty to Liverpool! What a start this is - Alexander-Arnold’s cross is handled and the ref points to the spot!

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:10

4’ - Atalanta 0-0 Liverpool (3-0 agg)

Scamacca spins one wide off-balance, Gakpo surges forward from deep and is fouled.

Van Dijk, meanwhile, needs some medical attention after an apparent finger dislocation.

Raucous inside the stadium and the Reds have come out quickly.

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:09

1’ - Atalanta 0-0 Liverpool (3-0 agg)

Liverpool get us underway! Alisson, Trent, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson - only the third time this season Jurgen Klopp has been able to field that first-choice goalkeeper and defence.

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:02

Atalanta 0-0 Liverpool (3-0 agg)

The two captains swap pendants, contest the toss and shake hands - we’re good to go in Bergamo. Will it be the latest chapter of Liverpool’s European comebacks, or simply an exit with a whimper? Let’s find out.

Karl Matchett18 April 2024 20:00

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