Liverpool 0-3 Atalanta: Former West Ham forward Gianluca Scamacca scores two at Anfield

Gianluca Scamacca scores for Atalanta against Liverpool
Liverpool have kept one clean sheet in 14 home games in all competitions

Liverpool face a huge battle to stay in the Europa League after suffering a shock home defeat to Atalanta in the quarter-final first leg at Anfield.

Former West Ham forward Gianluca Scamacca scored in each half, before ex-Chelsea player Mario Pasalic added a late third goal to ensure the Italians start as strong favourites to reach the semi-finals when the sides meet in next Thursday’s return in Bergamo.

Scamacca broke the deadlock in the 38th minute after Caoimhin Kelleher allowed his low drive to creep under him.

On a deeply frustrating night for below-par Liverpool, Darwin Nunez missed two big chances, while Harvey Elliott’s curling attempt struck the bar before dropping on to the post.

Mohamed Salah, who started on the bench, forced a fine save from visiting keeper Juan Musso after Kelleher had atoned for his error to stop the unmarked Teun Koopmeiners from doubling Atalanta’s lead.

The Reds were flat and lacked urgency in their play, and punished for some dreadful defending.

Scamacca took advantage of being left unmarked by doubling the lead with a crisp finish on the hour, while Pasalic’s late strike came after Ederson was afforded too much space to shoot and, when Kelleher made a save, the Croatian snapped up the rebound.

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  1. Squad number1Player nameMusso

  2. Squad number19Player nameDjimsiti

  3. Squad number4Player nameHien

  4. Squad number15Player namede Roon

  5. Squad number77Player nameZappacosta

  6. Squad number13Player nameÉderson

  7. Squad number8Player namePasalic

  8. Squad number22Player nameRuggeri

  9. Squad number7Player nameKoopmeiners

  10. Squad number17Player nameDe Ketelaere

  11. Squad number90Player nameScamacca

  1. Squad number59Player nameAl Miranchuk



Formation 4-3-3

  • 62Kelleher
  • 2Gomez
  • 5Konaté
  • 4van Dijk
  • 21TsimikasSubstituted forRobertsonat 45′minutes
  • 10Mac Allister
  • 3EndoSubstituted forJotaat 76′minutes
  • 17JonesSubstituted forSzoboszlaiat 45′minutes
  • 19ElliottSubstituted forSalahat 45′minutes
  • 9NúñezSubstituted forDíazat 60′minutes
  • 18Gakpo


  • 7Díaz
  • 8Szoboszlai
  • 11Salah
  • 13Adrián
  • 20Jota
  • 26Robertson
  • 38Gravenberch
  • 42Clark
  • 43Bajcetic
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 78Quansah
  • 84Bradley


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Musso
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 4HienBooked at 25mins
  • 15de Roon
  • 77Zappacosta
  • 13dos Santos Lourenco da Silva
  • 8Pasalic
  • 22RuggeriBooked at 77mins
  • 7Koopmeiners
  • 17De KetelaereSubstituted forAl Miranchukat 89′minutes
  • 90Scamacca


  • 2Tolói
  • 3Holm
  • 10Touré
  • 11Lookman
  • 20Bakker
  • 25Adopo
  • 29Carnesecchi
  • 31Rossi
  • 33Hateboer
  • 43Bonfanti
  • 59Al Miranchuk

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