Liverpool vs Atalanta Player Ratings: Okay to Panic Now, Jurgen?! Darwin Nunez misses shot again and Klopp’s defense capitulates in embarrassing Europa League defeat at Anfield


The tattered Reds were shredded by Atalanta in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Jurgen Klopp insisted there was no need to panic after Sunday’s terrible draw at Manchester United – but what now? Liverpool’s bid to win the Premier League may not have been dealt a fatal blow at Old Trafford, but their Europa League hopes are over after an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Atalanta on Thursday night which did not only to reinforce suspicions that the Reds are coming up short. of steam at precisely the wrong time.

Liverpool simply never got going in the first leg of this quarter-final. Darwin Nunez may have wasted a wonderful opening and Harvey Elliot hit the woodwork with a wonderful effort, but Atalanta should have been more than a goal ahead at the break.

There was an element of luck in the opener, with Caoimhin Kelleher somehow allowing Gianluca Scamacca’s shot to squirm under his body, but the Italians were by far the better, more assured team and they deservedly doubled their lead when the Italian scored with his foot. superb cross from Charles De Ketelaere in the 60th minute.

By this point, Klopp had called on Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson, but nothing roused the Reds, who conceded a bruising third goal to Mario Pasalic in the final minutes.

Below, AIM rates all the Liverpool players who were shredded by an incredible Atalanta…

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