10 stats from Atalanta v Liverpool



Liverpool maintained their strong run in the Champions League on Tuesday evening with a 5-0 hammering of Atalanta away from home in Italy.

The defending English champions headed into the Group D game on the back of a 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Anfield in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered an embarrassing defeat to Aston Villa in the league before the two-week international break, but the Reds have bounced back superbly since then.

Liverpool had won their opening two Champions League matches, and they made it three wins out of three with a comprehensive victory over Serie A club Atalanta in Italy.

Diogo Jota was the star of the show for Liverpool. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers winger scored a stunning hat-trick, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane adding a goal a piece.

As the scoreline suggests, it was a very comfortable win for Liverpool, and below are 10 interesting stats from the match.

  • Liverpool took 15 shots of which 12 were on target.
    Atalanta took nine shots of which six were on target.
    Diogo Jota took four shots. All four were on target and three ended in goal.
    Liverpool defender Joe Gomez had a pass accuracy of 96.4%.
    Berat Djimsiti made seven interceptions for Atalanta.
    Alisson had more touches (46) of the ball than Mohamed Salah (44).
    Andy Robertson made three interceptions for Liverpool.
    Johan Mojica put in four crosses for Atalanta, but only one of them was accurate.
    Ruslan Malinovskiy played three key passes after coming on in the 62nd minute.
    Jordan Henderson played three key passes for Liverpool

*All stats are from BBC Sport and WhoScored