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Monday November 2 2020
Alexander-Arnold: 'Atalanta are amazing'

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold says Atalanta are ‘an amazing attacking force’ ahead of their meeting with La Dea in the Champions League.

The third round of fixtures and back-to-back games against the Orobici await Liverpool in the prestigious competition, and Alexander-Arnold believes tomorrow’s opponents highlighted their strengths with a quarter-final run last season.

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Monday November 2 2020
Klopp: 'Atalanta our biggest test'

Jurgen Klopp said Atalanta are Liverpool’s ‘biggest challenge so far’ in the Champions League. ‘They are very difficult to play against’.

The Reds coach prepares his men for a tough match against a ‘well-organised’ Orobici at the Gewiss Stadium tomorrow and compared Gian Piero Gasperini’s men to Leeds United from the Premier League.

“Top players and top recruitment. Very good players and well-organised, and play a system with 100 per cent conviction,” Klopp said at a press conference.

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Monday November 2 2020
Aggressive attitude a must for Atalanta against Liverpool

The peninsula’s great entertainers cannot lose their sense of adventure if they want to trouble Jurgen Klopp’s juggernaut, writes Owen Diana.

After a rapid rise from also-rans to Champions League challengers, a new chapter will be written in Atalanta’s Cinderella story on Tuesday. La Dea have already duked it out with the likes of Manchester City and PSG over the past twelve months, but their upcoming duel with Liverpool could prove to be their toughest test yet. The reigning Premier League champions are European royalty and will travel to the Gewiss Stadium as clear favourites.

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Sunday November 1 2020
UCL: seven Atalanta stars to miss Liverpool?

Atalanta risk playing the upcoming Champions League clash against Liverpool without seven of their stars, including Robin Gosens and Hans Hateboer.

La Dea are due to face the Reds on Tuesday after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Crotone.

Three points that came with just as many problems for the Nerazzurri.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Rafael Toloi picked up a knock at his knee while Cristian Romero and Hans Hateboer have abductor problems.

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Saturday October 31 2020
Gasperini: 'Atalanta injuries for Liverpool'

Gian Piero Gasperini confirms Atalanta have new injury concerns ahead of the Champions League clash with Liverpool, having beaten Crotone 2-1. ‘I don’t want to choose between tournaments.’

Luis Muriel bagged a brace and went off at half-time as part of the squad rotation, though Nwankwo Simy left Crotone in the running to the end.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Gasperini: 'Atalanta and Ajax similar'

Gian Piero Gasperini sees ‘similarities’ in approach between Atalanta and Ajax, pointing out where they need to improve on the Champions League stage.

La Dea were 2-0 down at the break through a Dusan Tadic penalty and Lassina Traore tap-in, but two Duvan Zapata goals in six minutes completed the comeback for 2-2.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Duvan Zapata: 'Atalanta dug deep'

Duvan Zapata praised Atalanta for ‘digging deep into our pride and our football in a difficult moment’ to fight back from 2-0 down to draw Ajax 2-2.

The striker’s second half brace managed to turn things around after a Dusan Tadic penalty and Lassina Traore bundling Marco Sportiello’s spill over the line.

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Friday October 23 2020
Four valuable Van Dijk replacements in Serie A

Virgil Van Dijk will remain on the sidelines for several months with a knee injury and Kaustubh Pandey suggests there are four Serie A defenders who could replace him in January.

Virgil Van Dijk’s ACL injury in Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Everton has left many to wonder if the Reds would look to sign another centre-back in the upcoming January transfer window. There are concerns about Joel Matip’s fitness as well, meaning that Jurgen Klopp’s would find himself with only two senior centre-backs at his disposal for the coming months.

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Wednesday October 21 2020
Gomez: 'Atalanta have more experience now'

Papu Gomez assures Atalanta have more ‘experience and self-belief’ in their second Champions League season, so have their sights set on Ajax.

The Bergamo boys had a dominant start to their second Champions League campaign, winning 4-0 away to Midtjylland.

“The team has a very different level of experience and above all of self-belief compared to last season,” Gomez told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday October 18 2020
Injured Van Dijk to miss Atalanta clashes

Virgil van Dijk is set to miss both Liverpool’s Champions League games against Atalanta as the Dutch defender is reportedly set to undergo a knee ligament surgery.

The 29-year-old picked up a knee injury during Saturday’s Liverpool derby against Everton.

According to the BBC, Van Dijk would need surgery but it is unclear how long he will be out for.

Certainly, he won’t make it to return in time to play any of the Champions League group stage games of the Reds which include those against Atalanta.

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