Liverpool utterly trounced Atalanta this week. The Reds were in red hot form in Bergamo, picking apart the much fancied Italian side in their own backyard. The game finished 5-0 to Jürgen Klopp’s men and, truth be told, it could’ve been a greater margin had some Reds not let up. The Italian press has been drooling over the Liverpool show v Atalanta.
Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool
Oh Jota night. The Reds travelled to Bergamo knowing they were going to have to start an inexperienced 19-year-old at centre back against one of the most lethal attacks in Europe.
Some of us were nervy, it was tipped to be a high scoring affair – we just didn’t predict that we’d score all of them.
Diogo Jota opened the scoring after 16 minutes when he dinked the ball over the home keeper after an exquisite Trent Alexander-Arnold pass.
The Portuguese star bagged his second with an emphatic half volley after he brought down Joe Gomez’s long ball.
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Mo Salah was next up, making it 3-0 when Curtis Jones found him breaking after an Atalanta corner.
Sadio Mane added the fourth with a delightful dink of his own. Diogo Jota rounded the keeper shortly after, making it 5-0 after just 54 minutes.
Italian press on Liverpool
Corriere Dello Sport in Italy have been drooling over the Liverpool performance against Atalanta.
In their picture gallery, the outlet referred to Diogo Jota, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane as ‘from another planet’.
The outlet wrote that Jürgen Klopp had ‘humiliated’ Gian Piero Gasperini. Saying that the Reds were ‘superior in dribbling, in coverage of the field, in pressing, in the creativity of their offensive play’.
It was concluded that in the second half Liverpool taught Atalanta a ‘football lesson’.
What RTK has to say
We can see from the coverage in Italy that Liverpool are a team to be feared at the minute.
The press in Europe are drooling over the Jürgen Klopp machine and they have every right to do so.
The Reds were utterly relentless for the first hour, the final half an hour was spent saving energy for a massive game at the weekend.