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Liverpool player ratings as Diogo Jota outstanding along with Sadio Mane and Joe Gomez – Liverpool Echo

Alisson Becker 8

Not entirely convincing when dealing with two weak first-half efforts but a series of great stops from Zapata second half.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 8

Superb pass sent Jota away for the opener and regular outlet down the flank. Defended stoutly when called upon.

Rhys Williams 8

No sign of nerves while composed and decisive when faced with the vaunted Atalanta front three. Hugely encouraging.

Joe Gomez 9

Busy up against Zapata and Muriel first half but wasn’t beaten for pace. Diagonal ball created the second and solid after the break.

Andy Robertson 8

Steady in possession, defensively sound and began to find more room to press forward before the break. Subbed.

Jordan Henderson 8

Helped Liverpool control midfield with a dominant first-half performance. Moved the ball quickly when required and cajoled his team-mates impressively. Subbed.

Gini Wijnaldum 8

Full of energy and willing to show his strength in the midfield tussle. Forward bursts caused Atalanta problems. Booked.

Curtis Jones 8

Created an early chance for Jota and showed greater confidence going forward, assisting for Salah. Booked after a rare slack touch in midfield.

Mohamed Salah 8

Targeted for close attention by Djimaiti first half but wore the Atalanta defence down second half, breaking away to score and later set up Mane.

Diogo Jota 10

Strong running created an early chance, brilliant run and finish for the first and superb control and shot for his second. Kept composure to complete famous hat-trick. Outstanding.

Sadio Mane 9

Afforded plenty of space by Atalanta and drew a brilliant save from Sportiello after one run, then finished brilliantly for his goal and set up Jota for the fifth.

Roberto Firmino (for Jota 65) 7

Looked far more lively in possession and almost walked his way through with one effort.

James Milner (for Robertson 66) 7

Came on as skipper at left-back and then moved to midfield.

Naby Keita (for Henderson 66) 7

Welcome return to action for the midfielder. Energy.

Neco Williams (for Alexander-Arnold 82)

Minutes for the youngster.

Kostas Tsimikas (for Wijnaldum 82)

A second appearance for the summer signing.

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