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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:


Atalanta vs Liverpool

The teams are in the tunnel as we approach kick-off. Are we in for another famous Liverpool comeback?

Five minutes until kick-off.

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:55

West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen

A reminder of tonight’s other big European game involving an English side. West Ham welcome new Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen, who won the league for the first time in their history at the weekend.

The German side lead 2-0 from the first leg, and you can find out how to watch that game below.

Is West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen on TV? Channel, kick-off time and how to watch

West Ham must overturn a first-leg defeat against a Leverkusen side who have not lost all season

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:51

Is Atalanta vs Liverpool on TV? Channel, kick-off time and how to watch Europa League tonight

A final reminder of how you can catch tonight’s game. It kicks off at 8pm BST at the Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo.

The game will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 and Discovery +.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Europa League match, while you can get the latest match odds and tips here.

Is Atalanta vs Liverpool on TV? Channel, kick-off time and how to watch

The Reds must overturn a 3-0 defeat at Anfield if they are to reach the Europa League semi-finals

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:47

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Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:46

How the teams are faring

Since last week’s game, Liverpool have go on to lose 1-0 to Crystal Palace at Anfield, while Atalanta drew 2-2 to Verona in Serie A.

Atalanta are at sixth in the league, having won one, drawn two and lost two of their last five league games. Remember that Serie A will likely receive one more place in next season’s Champions League due to other European results.

For Liverpool, the title race is still open even if it’s been tipped in City’s favour. The Reds sit third, two points behind Pep Guardiola’s men. Nothing is certain, but fans will know that the Europa League presents the club’s best chance of more silverware in Klopp’s final season.

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:40

Jurgen Klopp hopes Liverpool can evoke spirit of Barcelona comeback at Atalanta

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will evoke the spirit of their Barcelonacomeback when he sends his team out to keep their Europa League hopes alive against Atalanta in Bergamo.

The Reds have a 3-0 deficit to overturn from the first leg if they are to make the semi-finals, a scenario which has echoes of their famous comeback to beat the Catalan side in a Champions League semi-final in May 2019 on their way to winning a sixth European Cup.

After that victory his players remarked about the stirring speech he gave in the dressing room before kick-off and Klopp said, although he does not yet have anything planned, he can use that brilliant night at Anfield as a reference point even though they will not have the backing of a home crowd.

““After the game (last week) everyone in the stadium thought ‘that’s it’. Now it’s a week later I don’t think everyone thinks it is already decided

“We want to win the game. If we want to win, we better play good. If we play good, we have a chance to win it. Then we will see.”

Jurgen Klopp hopes Liverpool can evoke spirit of Barcelona comeback at Atalanta

The Reds have a 3-0 deficit to overturn from the first leg if they are to make the semi-finals.

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:30

Liverpool’s electric attack has suffered a short circuit - but Jurgen Klopp knows how to make it spark again

Ahead of European games like this, Jurgen Klopp doesn’t prepare a speech. Most of the words come naturally. He is already in the mood, knowing he has to inspire a similar feeling of insurgency in his players. There is more than enough experience to draw on, from either Klopp’s first season or his most famous.

Ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg at Atalanta, the Liverpool manager can point to the comeback against Borussia Dortmund at this very stage of the same competition eight years ago or the legacy game that was Barcelona. Both were invigorated by the same kind of spirit that is now required to overcome the Serie A side’s 3-0 lead.

The main message, of course, will be that if anyone can then Liverpool can.

A potentially crucial difference from all those epics, however, is not just that this quarter-final second leg is away from Anfield. It is what Liverpool are doing right now.

Read Miguel Delaney’s match preview below.

Liverpool’s attack has suffered short circuit - but Klopp knows how to make it spark

Lacking goals and needing three, the Reds have a Europa League mountain to climb at Atalanta

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:20

Team news

Atalanta make two changes from the first leg tie.

Former Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac comes in for Pasalic, while De Roon is moved from defence to midfield. Miranchuk comes in for De Ketelaere in midfield.

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:09

Team news

ATALANTA XI: Musso; Djimsiti, Hien, Kolasinac; Zappacosta, De Roon, Ederson, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, Miranchuk; Scamacca.

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 19:03

Team news

Liverpool make three changes to the side that lost to Palace st the weekend. Nunez is replaced by Cody Gakpo, while the injured Bradley is replaced by Trent Alexander-Arnold, for his first start since February.

Szoboszlai comes in for Wataru Endo in midfield.

Chris Wilson18 April 2024 18:55

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