Champions League • Group D
  • 2nd Half
  • Atalanta
  • Liverpool
  • WijnaldumTsimikas
    82'
  • Alexander-ArnoldWilliams
    82'
  • HateboerDepaoli
    81'
  • MojicaRuggeri
    81'
  • GómezLammers
    81'
  • Diogo JotaFirmino
    66'
  • HendersonMilner
    65'
  • RobertsonKeïta
    65'
  • PasalicMalinovskiy
    63'
  • Diogo Jota
    54'
  • MurielPessina
    53'
  • Mané
    49'
  • Salah
    47'
  • 1st Half
  • Atalanta
  • Liverpool
  • Diogo Jota
    33'
  • Jones
    21'
  • Wijnaldum
    21'
  • Diogo Jota
    16'
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Atalanta - Liverpool

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90+3' 

FT: Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool. A Jota hat-trick and other goals from Mane and Salah ensure the Reds stay perfect in Group D. It's another win, another clean sheet and gives them a boost ahead of a key PL trip to Man City on Sunday.

Liverpool's Portuguese striker Diogo Jota (L) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions league football match Atalanta Bergamo vs Liverpool, on November 3, 2020 at the Atalanta stadium in Bergamo
90+2' 

Zapata nets from close range when a left-wing corner is knocked back into the middle, but he's well offside.

90' 

Two minutes added.

89' 

Atalanta have had a few moments in attack, but it's all come a bit too late. Alison and co will be very keen to secure another clean sheet here. It would be a big plus for Rhys Williams and Gomez too.

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This has been a return to form for Liverpool. They've been having good results, digging out wins - but this has been superb. It's a great boost ahead of the clash with City at the weekend too.

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Zapata is denied by Alisson once again. Liverpool clear the resulting corner and Salah races free. He aims a low shot towards the far corner, but sees his shot tipped wide.

  • Fabio Depaoli
    OffHans HateboerAtalantaATALANTA CHANGES: Ruggeri,  Depaoli and Lammers on.
    TodayFouls against1
  • Fabio Depaoli
    OnFabio DepaoliAtalanta
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ATALANTA CHANGES: Ruggeri, Depaoli and Lammers on.

  • Kostas Tsimikas
    OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpoolLIVERPOOL: N.Williams on for TAA and Tsimikas on for Wijnaldum.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls3Fouls against1
  • Kostas Tsimikas
    OnKostas TsimikasLiverpool
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LIVERPOOL: N.Williams on for TAA and Tsimikas on for Wijnaldum.

79' 

Liverpool are preparing two final changes. Neco Williams and Tsimikas.

78' 

Liverpool had a penalty shout turned down by VAR moments earlier. Klopp protested and got a caution for his troubles!

76' 

Jota has netted seven goals in 10 appearances since joining Liverpool. He now has six in his last four. Red-hot form!

74' 

No doubt who the man of the match is tonight.

Sadio Manè abbraccia Diogo Jota dopo il gol all'Atalanta, Getty Images
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Half chance for Firmino.... blocked! The Brazilian will be desperate to get in on the act here.

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Zapata drives past Gomez into the right side of the box and fizzes a low shot across goal that Alisson pushes away.

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STAT: Jota's treble was Liverpool's 20th in Europe with only four away from Anfield. Two were scored by Michael Owen and the other by Sadio Mane.

  • Roberto Firmino
    OffDiogo JotaLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Jota off, Firmino on.
    TodayGoals3On target4Fouls2Fouls against2
  • Roberto Firmino
    OnRoberto FirminoLiverpool
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LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Jota off, Firmino on.

  • James Milner
    OffJordan HendersonLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Henderson off, Milner on.
    TodayFouls1Free Kicks1
  • James Milner
    OnJames MilnerLiverpool
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LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Henderson off, Milner on.

  • Naby Keïta
    OffAndrew RobertsonLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Keita on for Robertson.
    TodayWide1Corners2
  • Naby Keïta
    OnNaby KeïtaLiverpool
65' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Keita on for Robertson.

  • Ruslan Malinovskiy
    OffMario PasalicAtalantaATALANTA CHANGE: Pasalic off, Malinovsky on.
    TodayFree Kicks3
  • Ruslan Malinovskiy
    OnRuslan MalinovskiyAtalanta
64' 

ATALANTA CHANGE: Pasalic off, Malinovsky on.

62' 

OFF THE POST! Zapata hammers a stunning shot from the left of the area. It crashes against the inside of the far post, but somehow bounces to safety. It looked certain to go in via the woodwork.

62' 

#More JotaStats

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Salah tries to lob the keeper from 45 yards, but Sportiello back pedals to deny the Egyptian.

56' 

What a performance from Jota. He surely HAS to start v Man City on Sunday.

  • Diogo Jota
    GoalDiogo JotaLiverpoolGOAL! Jota hat-trick! The forward surges in-behind to collect Mane's pass, charge beyond the keeper and tuck the ball into an empty net.
    TodayGoals3On target4Fouls1Fouls against1
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GOAL! Jota hat-trick! The forward surges in-behind to collect Mane's pass, charge beyond the keeper and tuck the ball into an empty net.

  • Matteo Pessina
    OffLuís MurielAtalantaATALANTA CHANGE: Muriel off, Pessina on.
    TodayOn target2Fouls1
  • Matteo Pessina
    OnMatteo PessinaAtalanta
53' 

ATALANTA CHANGE: Muriel off, Pessina on.

51' 

Liverpool are running riot. The front three are all on target... But the front three version 2.0.

  • Sadio Mané
    GoalSadio ManéLiverpoolGOAL! Mane gets in on the act as he lifts a delightful shot over the keeper from Salah’s delicious pass.
    TodayGoals1On target3Offsides1
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GOAL! Mane gets in on the act as he lifts a delightful shot over the keeper from Salah’s delicious pass.

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STAT: Salah is now Liverpool's joint-second highest scorer in Europe. He is level with Michael Owen on 22.

  • Mohamed Salah
    GoalMohamed SalahLiverpoolGOAL! Salah leads a solo charge on the break from a poor Atalanta corner. He cuts inside his man and curves a left-foot shot into the far corner.
    TodayGoals1On target1
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GOAL! Salah leads a solo charge on the break from a poor Atalanta corner. He cuts inside his man and curves a left-foot shot into the far corner.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Atalanta get us back underway.

  • End of 1st Half
45' 

HT: Atalanta 0-2 Liverpool.

Liverpool's Portuguese striker Diogo Jota (L) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions league football match Atalanta Bergamo vs Liverpool, on November 3, 2020 at the Atalanta stadium in Bergamo
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A penny for Gian Piero Gasperini's thoughts. His side have been outclassed for most of this half.

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Not a good stat for Bobby fans!

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Mane cuts inside his man and curls a 25-yard shot towards the far corner, but sees his fine attempt tipped past the post by Sportiello.

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Indeed!

  • Diogo Jota
    GoalDiogo JotaLiverpoolGOAL! It's that man again. Jota takes down a high ball to the left of the area with a sensational first touch inside his marker and then duly rifles a low shot in at the near post with his next.
    TodayGoals2On target3Fouls1
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GOAL! It's that man again. Jota takes down a high ball to the left of the area with a sensational first touch inside his marker and then duly rifles a low shot in at the near post with his next.

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As it stands: Liverpool 9pts, Ajax 4pts, Atalanta 4pts, Midjtjylland 0.

29' 

Zapata saunters on to a long, diagonal ball, he cuts inside TAA and sees his thumping shot deflect on to the bar and over. The flag then goes up - he was offside, but it's still warning sign for the away side.

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VIDEO: Jota's joy.

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More #JotaStats

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Jota shows super pace to catch a ball into the left channel. He wastes little time drilling in a low cross towards Salah, but Atalanta defend it well.

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#JotaStats

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  • Georginio Wijnaldum
    Yellow cardGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpoolWijnaldum booked for pulling back Gomez. Jones also cautioned.
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Wijnaldum booked for pulling back Gomez. Jones also cautioned.

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Liverpool's Portuguese striker Diogo Jota (R) fights for the ball with Atalanta's Dutch defender Hans Hateboer during the UEFA Champions league football match Atalanta Bergamo vs Liverpool, on November 3, 2020 at the Atalanta stadium in Bergamo
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Atalanta look to respond. Muriel springs free on a counter attack, but Alisson again does enough to smother his driven shot.

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STAT: Red-hot Jota becomes only the second player to score in his first two starts in the competition for Liverpool following Robbie Keane in 2008.

  • Diogo Jota
    GoalDiogo JotaLiverpoolGOAL! Jota does it again! The forward races on to Alexander Arnold's lovely pass, holds off his man and dinks it past the keeper. Sublime finish.
    TodayGoals1On target2
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GOAL! Jota does it again! The forward races on to Alexander Arnold's lovely pass, holds off his man and dinks it past the keeper. Sublime finish.

16' 

Muriel gets the better of Williams and Gomez but Alisson just about blocks the forward's weak shot. It almost wrong-footed the Brazilian, but he did enough to keep it out.

15' 

DID YOU KNOW? Since leaving Basel in January 2014, Mo Salah has played more minutes against Atalanta in all competitions without scoring than any other club (263). The Egyptian has featured in four games against La Dea for Fiorentina and Roma.

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Mane spins on to Salah's pass but sees his 20-yard shot touched away by the keeper.

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Djimsiti does brilliantly to divert Alexander Arnold's dangerous, low cross to safety. TAA looking sharp down that right for the away side.

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LATEST: FC Midtjylland 0-1 Ajax

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Atalanta deal with a right-wing corner after Salah had burst into the box and posed a few questions.

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It's living up to the billing so far. The game is very open with both sides looking capable of exploiting the respective defences.

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2' 

Almost a dream start for the visitors. Jota wriggles past his man and into the left side of the area, but can't slide his low shot past Sportiello.

2' 

EURO CONTRAST: Liverpool have played 402 European games in Europe. In comparison, Atalanta have clocked up 46. The Italians are Liverpool’s 132nd different European opponent.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! Liverpool get this Group D contest underway.

19.55 

Five to go, so let’s have some final words from Klopp before we immerse ourselves in the action. The Reds boss has no doubts his side could be in for a tricky evening. He said: “This is the biggest challenge we have in the Champions League so far. Atalanta are very difficult to play against. Slightly similar to Leeds in their approach. It will be a tough one.”

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah warms up ahead of the UEFA Champions league football match Atalanta Bergamo vs Liverpool, on November 3, 2020 at the Atalanta stadium in Bergamo
19.50 

DUVAN DELIGHT: Duvan Zapata has been directly involved in six goals in five Champions League starts for Atalanta (four goals and two assists). The Colombian netted a double in La Dea's 2-2 draw against Ajax on matchday two.

Duvan Zapata - Atalanta-Ajax - Champions League 2020-2021
19.45 

A bit more on the teams. Liverpool make two changes from the 2-1 win over West Ham. Jota is in for Firmino while Rhys Williams takes the place of Nathaniel Phillips in what is his full Champions League debut. Joel Matip is fit again and named on the bench which could be good news for Sunday’s clash at Man City. As for Atalanta, they make two changes from their 2-1 victory at Crotone. Jose Luis Palomino returns at the back while striker Duvan Zapata comes in to the attack.

19.30 

Trent Alexander-Arnold: “Italian teams are really good defensively and well-organised and hard to break down. For us it's about finding a way to do that. I don't think it's against Italian teams we specifically struggle – and it's the first time we are facing Atalanta."

Diogo Jota Trent Alexander-Arnold
19.25 

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini: “Jurgen Klopp is a point of reference for all coaches, it is an honour for us to face them. These next matches will be fundamental, we face the strongest team in the group. It will be important for us to get points to gain an advantage over Ajax, at least in theory. Every game is important.”

Gasperini abbraccia Palomino e Toloi, Champions League, Atalanta, Getty Images
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Klopp on Jota, who starts in place of Roberto Firmino tonight: “(He) is at the best age, 23, already experienced. He's a really good boy and a really good signing. We never hold players back at the beginning, they just need time to adapt but I knew it wouldn't take long for him to adapt because of how Wolves play – intense.”

19.15 

Atalanta have become a finely-tuned team under Gian Piero Gasperini, but they have not been without their troubles at the start of the 2020/21 season. With the help of Eurosport Italy’s Simone Eterno we took a look at how Atalanta have attempted to adapt and integrate new arrivals ahead of their Champions League clash with Liverpool.

19.10 

Klopp on Atalanta: “Top players and top recruitment. Very good players and well-organised, and play a system with one hundred percent conviction. They use skills of individuals in incredibly smart ways.”

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19.05 

As we gear up for this one, why not catch up on the latest gossip from the continent via our Euro Papers video? Today's edition aptly involves Liverpool and sees the Reds linked to a Borussia Dortmund superstar.

Video - Dortmund superstar Haaland 'will land' at Liverpool - Euro Papers

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CONFIRMED TEAMS – ATALANTA: Sportiello, Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti, Hateboer, Freuler, Palasic, Mojica, Gomez, Muriel, Zapata... Subs: Rossi, Gollini, Lammers, Romero, Malinovskyi, Depaoli, Pessina, Ruggeri, Scalvini, Miranchuk, Ilicic, Traore. /// LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, R. Williams, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Jota, Mane... Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Minamino, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Origi, Matip, Cain, N. Williams.

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Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Champions League Group D encounter between Atalanta and Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s side are bidding to maintain their 100 per cent start to the pool and take a significant stride towards the knockout stages. However, Atalanta, who reached last year’s quarter finals, will provide their biggest test yet according to the Reds boss and can leapfrog the Merseysiders with a win in what is the first ever Euro meeting between the teams. Kick off 20:00 GMT.