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EUROPA: Liverpool suffer shock defeat to Atalanta at Anfield



English Premier League club Liverpool were thrashed 3-0 by Serie A side Atalanta in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal tie.

On a deeply frustrating night for below-par Liverpool, Darwin Nunez missed two big chances, Mohamed Salah, who started from the bench, also missed a big chance.

The Jurgen Klopp side now walk a tightrope as they will hope to pull off an incredible comeback in the second leg in Italy.

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The winners of this tie will face Benfica or Marseille in the semi-finals, with Benfica establishing a 2-1 first-leg advantage to take to France next week.

Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen secured a 2-0 home victory over West Ham ahead of the second leg to hold in London.

The German Bundesliga club are one step into the semifinal of the competition, where they will face either Roma or AC Milan.

Roma defeated Milan 1-0 at the San Siro.

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