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Thursday November 26 2020
Media watch: Gomez outplays Salah

Atalanta forward Papu Gomez was the best players on the pitch against Liverpool, according to Italian papers.

The Argentinean is getting high ratings from the three Italian sport papers, unlike Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah had a 'bad return', according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, after recovering from COVID.

The Egyptian 'was never dangerous', writes Tuttosport.

Gomez, on the other hand, 'inspired' Atalanta’s historic win at Anfield. “He is the soul of the team,” writes La Gazzetta dello Sport. He played 'with the death of Maradona in his heart but clear ideas in his mind.'

The 32-year-old dedicated Atalanta’s win to the Napoli legend who died on Wednesday aged 60.

All Atalanta players have extremely high ratings, no matter the position. For Liverpool it’s exactly the opposite. Only Fabinho has decent ratings throughout Italian media.

Check out Italian media's player ratings after Liverpool-Atalanta.

La Gazzetta dello Sport

Liverpool: Alisson 6.5; N Williams 4.5, R Williams 5, Matip 6 (Minamino 85 N/A), Tsimikas 5 (Robertson 61 5.5); Milner 5.5, Wijnaldum 5 (Fabinho 61 5.5), Jones 5.5; Salah 5 (Firmino 61 5.5), Origi 5 (Diogo Jota 61 5.5), Mane 5.5

Atalanta:Gollini 6.5; Toloi 7, Romero 7.5, Djimsiti 7.5; Hateboer 7.5, De Roon 7.5, Freuler 7, Gosens 7.5 (Mojica 75 6.5); Ilicic 7 (Duvan Zapata 70 6), Pessina 7 (Miranchuk 85 N/A); Gomez 7.5

Tuttosport

Liverpool:Alisson 5.5; N Williams 5, R Williams 5.5, Matip 5 (Minamino 85 N/A), Tsimikas 5 (Robertson 61 5.5); Milner 5, Wijnaldum 5 (Fabinho 61 6), Jones 5; Salah 4.5 (Firmino 61 5), Origi 4.5 (Diogo Jota 61 4.5), Mane 4.5

Atalanta:Gollini 6; Toloi 7, Romero 7, Djimsiti 7; Hateboer 7, De Roon 7, Freuler 7, Gosens 7.5 (Mojica 75 N/A); Ilicic 7.5 (Duvan Zapata 70 6), Pessina 7 (Miranchuk 85); Gomez 8

Il Corriere dello Sport

Liverpool:Alisson 5.5; N Williams 5, R Williams 5, Matip 5.5 (Minamino 85 N/A), Tsimikas 4.5 (Robertson 61 5.5); Milner 5.5, Wijnaldum 5 (Fabinho 61 6), Jones 5.5; Salah 5 (Firmino 61 5.5), Origi 4.5 (Diogo Jota 61 5.5), Mane 5

Atalanta: Gollini 6; Toloi 7, Romero 7, Djimsiti 7; Hateboer 7, De Roon 7.5, Freuler 7, Gosens 7.5 (Mojica 75 N/A); Ilicic 7.5 (Duvan Zapata 70 6.5), Pessina 7 (Miranchuk 85 N/A); Gomez 7.5