On Thursday evening, Liverpool suffered a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta in their Europa League quarter-final at Anfield. It was the Reds’ first home defeat since Real Madrid registered a 5-2 win back in February 2023.

The Merseyside club dominated the possession but weren’t able to break the Serie A side’s defence yesterday.

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport have provided match ratings and Liverpool’s Kōstas Tsimikas was given the lowest, 4.5/10, among all the players.

They say the Greece international was a ‘disaster’ on the left side of Liverpool’s defence, allowing Atalanta to create several attacking opportunities from that side. The 27-year-old was replaced by Andrew Robertson after the first half.

Caoimhín Kelleher started in goal, with Tsimikas, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konaté ahead of him in defence. They were all rated at just 5/10.

Gazzetta have also rated Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and he got 4/10, which is even lower than Tsimikas.

They claim the manager is to be blamed for the Reds’ ‘disaster’ and suggest the defeat was a result of Klopp underestimating Atalanta.

Both Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott got 6/10, the highest for Liverpool players.

The return leg will take place in Italy next Thursday.