Liverpool dumped out of the Europa League

Liverpool is now out of European competition, likely making Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen the favorite to win it, as it failed to create and score enough goals to overturn the 3-0 deficit they incurred in the first leg at Anfield.

The game actually ended with a Liverpool victory, with Salah converting a 7th minute penalty to score the only goal of the game. It wasn’t enough, and Atalanta left the tie 3-1 winners on aggregate.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s men played their cards right on the night as they knew that all they needed to do was prevent Liverpool from putting three past them, a task they were capable of doing, as they showed.

Trent Alexander-Arnold started his first game in weeks, as he returned from injury at the weekend to make a substitute appearance against Crystal Palace.

Jurgen Klopp needed as many of his starters as possible out there, and he got them, as he started Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Luis Diaz, Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and first choice goalkeeper, Alisson Becker.

Gasperini only made two changes to the team that pounded Liverpool last week, bringing in Aleksei Miranchuk and Sead Kolasinac to the starting lineup.

Atalanta will now face fellow Serie A opponents AS Roma in the semifinal of the Europa League.

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