Advert

Latest

42 minutes ago
Advert
an hour ago
Advert

Most Popular

10 hours ago
Advert

Amazing Liverpool Videos Prove They Really Are ‘Mentality Monsters’ In 5-0 Win

Amazing Liverpool Videos Prove They Really Are ‘Mentality Monsters’ In 5-0 Win

Liverpool showed their ruthless competitive edge in their Champions League win over Atalanta, with some astonishing events coming when the Reds already had their 5-0 lead.

Jurgen Klopp once called his side "mentality monsters" and their boss clearly has the same monstrous desire for victory.

As BT Sport pointed out, Klopp received a booking on the touchline for pleading with the officials that Liverpool deserved a penalty... even though his side were 5-0 up and cruising at the time. The man is non-stop.

Advert

Diogo Jota scored his first Liverpool hat-trick so presumably was happy with his night's work. But despite Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane also getting on the scoresheet, their late actions showed that LFC's star forwards are - like Klopp - just never satisfied.

With seven minutes left, and the game over as a contest at 5-0, Salah sprinted through on goal but saw his shot saved by Marco Sportiello. His reaction was to swing a frustrated boot at the advertising boards behind the goal.

A minute later, Mane directed a header straight at the Atalanta keeper, before punching the turf in annoyance then getting to his feet.

Advert

It's clear both players were desperate to add to their goal totals despite Liverpool's dominance as they made it a perfect three wins from three Champions League group games this season.

Even Klopp didn't sound perfectly happy post-match, despite just thrashing a side who finished third in Serie A last season, and away from home no less.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6

"We defended Atalanta on an incredibly high level and played ourselves top football and scored the goals," said Klopp, according to the Liverpool website. "That's how it looks.

"We scored five goals, could have scored maybe two or three more, I don't know."

Advert
Diogo Jota Scores Brilliant Hat-Trick As Liverpool Thrash Atalanta 5-0 In Champions League
News

Diogo Jota Scores Brilliant Hat-Trick As Liverpool Thrash Atalanta 5-0 In Champions League

published at2 months ago

So there, Klopp is sort of very happy with his side. But basically thinks they should 7-0 or 8-0 - and judging by the reactions of Salah and Mane, his players feel much the same.

It's great signs for any Reds fans worried that the team might be slackening in their ambition after finally ending a 30-year title wait last season.

The team have had their setbacks this season, losing defensive colossus Virgil van Dijk to a long-term knee injury and suffering that bizarre 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa. But this performance against Atalanta shows Liverpool's elite mentality still runs through Klopp's squad.

Advert

Liverpool top Group D by a clear five points, having beaten Ajax, Midtjylland and Atalanta without conceding a goal. But Klopp was probably still wondering why their +8 goal difference wasn't +16 when he went to sleep last night. That's if monsters even bother sleeping.

All imagery: PA Images/BT Sport

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Atalanta, Jurgen Klopp, Champions League, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah

Chosen for YouChosen for You

The Moment Luke Shaw Sent Thiago Alcantara Back To Barcelona's La Masia Academy
published atan hour ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Highlights Of Bruno Fernandes' 'Disasterclass' During Liverpool Vs Manchester United Make For Brutal Viewing

published at10 hours ago

Alex Reid

Alex Reid is a writer at SPORTbible who’s previously strung words together for FourFourTwo, Boxing News, The Guardian and, yes, Cruise International (it’s about big ships, not Tom). Interests range from football and boxing to real sports like WWE and darts. He is not a cage fighter.