Liverpool fan starts crying on live stream after woeful 3-0 defeat to Atalanta

Liverpool fan starts crying on live stream after woeful 3-0 defeat to Atalanta


A Liverpool fan starts crying on live stream after the Reds’ woeful 3-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Europa League quarter final 1st leg clash.

Jurgen Klopp’s side endured a humbling night after Atalanta put in a comfortable performance, Gianluca Scamacca scored either side of the break for the Italian side; then Mario Pasalic added a late third, at which point the home fans started filtering out of the stadium.

Liverpool travel to Bergamo for the second leg next Thursday, but will be hoping for a miracle comeback if they want to reach the semi final.

Watch as die-hard supporters of both teams react in real-time to the game’s highs and lows, from stunning goals to nail-biting near-misses.

Player ratings

Liverpool: Kelleher (7), Gomez (5), Van Dijk (5), Konate (5), Tsimikas (4), Jones (6), Endo (6), Mac Allister (6), Elliott (6), Nunez (5), Gakpo (6).

Subs: Szoboszlai (5), Salah (6), Robertson (6), Diaz (6), Jota (6).

Atalanta: Musso (7), Hien (6), Djimsiti (6), De Roon (6), Ruggeri (7), Ederson (7), Pasalic (8), Zappacosta (8), Koopmeiners (7), De Ketelaere (7), Scamacca (9).

Subs: Miranchuk (n/a).

Player of the match: Gianluca Scamacca

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk speaking to TNT Sports: “Obviously it’s not great. A very, very disappointing evening. Too many individual mistakes and we got punished for it. It feels bad.”With the man-marking system they do, we have to do much better. When we have the ball we have to do better and be much stronger. The spaces were open and they punished us immediately.

“A very disappointing night for all of us but we can’t dwell on it for too long. We need everyone to look forward to another big game. We have to switch back onto getting results.

“We were wide open. It’s more that we conceded the goals because we lost the ball in difficult areas. It hurts. But it can’t put us down. We have to react pretty quickly.

“It hurts of course. We haven’t lost here for a long time. But we shouldn’t take the credit away from them. They punished us for being sloppy in possession. We still had chances to score one or two and unfortunately we didn’t.

“If you don’t believe, there’s no point going to Italy. We have made it very hard for ourselves going there 3-0 down. But the way to bounce back is by winning the game on the weekend. We need everyone to switch it back on. Then we can focus on putting out at least four goals over there.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to TNT Sports: “Yeah unfortunately there is nothing really positive to say about the game.

“The start was good. Darwin Nunez had a good moment but from that moment on it became a really bad game and there is nothing positive to say.

“I didn’t like our tactical positioning in possession. We gave them one situation by passing the ball there, then everyone was chasing another guy. We scored one that was offside but it was a bad game from us. Atalanta had a good game, scored three goals and deserved to win.

“I will watch this game on Monday. I know already that if we do a couple of things better, we will be better. Can we win it back? Yes, if we play good it is possible. Can we win 3-0? I have no idea. But this feels really bad and that’s important. That was a bad performance and that’s how it is. That’s how we lost. It feels always in this moment that they are through but until we play, they are not.

“We haven’t had that that often so we have to show a reaction immediately on Sunday. In this moment it must feel bad. The lads must go home and sleep badly. But we must prepare for the Premier League game against Crystal Palace.

“A lot of performances tonight were really ‘oops, wow, I didn’t know they could play like that.’ A lot of the players looked really alone in a lot of moments. It was really bad. We had our biggest chances in the end and didn’t use them.

“I know the boys can play better football but they didn’t do it tonight and we have to show a reaction on Sunday. I’m pretty sure they will do that.”

Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live: “[Atalanta] dominated Liverpool. They created so many chances. Liverpool were poor. They were arguably the worst I have ever seen them.

“Wasteful in possession. So many mistakes all over the pitch but they looked tired. They looked like a team that has played 56 games in a season and you could just see tired minds and tired bodies. But take nothing away from Atalanta. They were magnificent.

“It was one of the best opposition performances I have seen at Anfield. I have been to some European nights and seen Liverpool outdone by opposition teams. That was hugely impressive.

“To come here and play the way they did and take the game to them, it’s outstanding.

“As much as you want to put this game to bed, you have got to go there next week and try and win the game 4-0 now. That is a big, big ask for any team to do. If it had been the other way round and it had been at Atalanta, you’d back them to overturn it at Anfield.

“I find it very difficult to see them overturning this now. I know anything can happen in football, but Liverpool were way off it.”

Simon Stone (Chief football news reporter): Liverpool’s unexpected defeat by Atalanta on Thursday, coupled with West Ham’s late reverse at Bayer Leverkusen, has damaged England’s hopes of securing a fifth Champions League spot next season.

Both England and Germany gained two co-efficient points on the night, thanks to victories for Aston Villa and Leverkusen.

However, Germany’s points are worth slightly more as they are divided by seven – the number of Bundesliga teams in Europe this season – rather than England’s eight.

So, Germany remain in second spot in the overall table on 16.785, just ahead of England on 16.75.

Additional points are awarded for qualification as well as match results, so Arsenal and West Ham’s second legs against German opposition next week are going to be crucial.

With five points on Thursday, from two wins and a draw, Italy has now moved clear at the top with 18.428 and are now virtually certain to get one of the two additional places in next season’s Champions League.

Roma, fifth in Serie A, are in line to profit, although it also benefits surprise challengers Bologna, who are fourth.

Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague says Liverpool’s defence was “poor” against Atalanta and the whole performance lacked energy.

“Atalanta were helped by Jurgen Klopp, who made six changes,” said Balague on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Euro Leagues podcast.

“It was too many. The team lacked balance and there was a lack of energy throughout.

“Atalanta had a very clear idea and they did not let them breathe. But Liverpool were poor defensively and they took advantage of it. They had 11 shots at Anfield.

“That is not good enough from Liverpool. From now on, Klopp is going to have to put out his best 11 and not experiment.”

Twitter users reacted after a Liverpool fan starts crying on live stream during the woeful 3-0 defeat to Atalanta…

@RyanMKIV: Sounded like he stepped on Lego

@andymcelwaine: Absolutely injecting this.

@HalsMals182: Couldn’t happen to a more nicer bloke.

@tyneassociation: absolutely beautiful beautiful stuff 😍

@quantum_quasar: Beautiful. I hate these people like Goldbridge. Embarrassing for real fans.

@azzalus32: Lads a joke, no better than Goldbridge, it’s amazing how guys like this have the following that they do

@garethgohare: This is absolutely beautiful 😂😂

@CANIG0L: He thought he was finally going to a Liverpool match after years of armchair supporting in Dublin 😂

@andrewlaniganla: Can we lose the second leg 6-0 just to see this again? He won’t be in the Aviva, day made. 👍

@sam180013: One positive we can take from Klopp leaving is nob heads like this moving on eventually

@Jonny_MCFC_7: Nunez isn’t good enough. 😂😂 the same clowns comparing him to Haaland

@maxsho_: I would be too! Klopp’s leaving tour is going down the drain with the tears, and I’m loving it 🤩

@CormacMurphy5: No big day out at the Aviva for this guy

@pdubz_762: Nope, they overestimated themselves 😂


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