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UEFA Europa League QF, 1st Leg: Liverpool Thumped By Atalanta At Anfield - In Pics

Gianluca Scamacca struck twice as visiting Atalanta upset Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals on Thursday. The loss damages Liverpool’s hopes of a treble of trophies in manager Jurgen Klopp’s final season at Anfield. The Italian visitors went into the break up 1-0 after Scamacca got a low drive past goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher in the 38th minute. Klopp sent on Mohamed Salah, Dominik Szoboszlai and Andy Robertson as substitutes for the second half, but Scamacca netted again after Charles De Ketelaere fed him at the far post on the hour mark. Mario Pašalić finished the scoring seven minutes from time. Atalanta had previously won at Anfield 2-0 in the group stage of the Champions League in 2020.

Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Atalanta's players celebrate after beating 3-0 Liverpool during the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool
Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Atalanta's Isak Hien, front, and Matteo Ruggeri celebrate after beating 3-0 Liverpool during the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool
Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Atalanta's Mario Pasalic celebrates scoring his side's 3rd goal during the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta, at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Atalanta's fans celebrate during the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta, at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Atalanta's Gianluca Scamacca, third from left, is congratulated after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta, at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez, second from left, attempts a shot on goal during the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta, at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool
Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez, left, and Virgil van Dijk and Atalanta's Gianluca Scamacca jump for the ball during the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta, at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool
Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Fans hold up banners in protest against ticket prices prior to the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta, at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool
Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Fans hold up their scarfs team prior to the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta, at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool
Europa League: Atalanta vs Liverpool Photo: AP/Jon Super

Atalanta's Gianluca Scamacca, second from left, celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta, at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England.

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