Three weeks after being thumped 5-0 at home, Atalanta shocked Liverpool with a memorable 2-0 win in the reverse fixture at Anfield.

It was an uncharacteristically lacklustre performance from Jurgen Klopp’s team, who failed to register a single shot on target at home in the Champions League for the first time since records began in 2003.

The Liverpool boss made several changes to his team in the midst of a packed fixture schedule, but it failed to bring renewed energy to the Reds.

On the day that the football world lost its greatest talent – Diego Maradona – Atalanta’s own Argentine number ten put in a performance worthy of tribute.

Alejandro Gomez created both goals for his side; the first converted by Josip Ilicic, the second swept in by Robin Gosens following Hans Hateboer’s knock down.

The result opens up Group D with two games remaining. Liverpool still lead the way, but both Ajax and Atalanta are hot on their heels.

One more win will see Liverpool progress, but they will need to play much better than this to get it.


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