‘Anfield Is on Fire’: Liverpool Savagely Trolled After Embarrassing Defeat in Europa League

‘Anfield Is on Fire’: Liverpool Savagely Trolled After Embarrassing Defeat in Europa League

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2024 at 7:48 AM
In this article:
Liverpool logo
Liverpool
England
46
Atalanta logo
Atalanta
Italy
43
UEFA Europa League logo
UEFA Europa League
Europe
  • Liverpool suffered a chastening defeat against Atalanta in the Europa League
  • The Reds shipped in three goals, placing their European dreams in jeopardy
  • Jurgen Klopp's men will have to dig deep to overturn the scoreline in the 2nd leg

Liverpool became the subject of online trolls after suffering an embarrassing defeat against Atalanta in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal clash on Thursday evening.

Former West Ham United forward Gianluca Scamacca scored on either side of half-time before ex-Chelsea player Mario Pasalic added a late third goal to condemn the Reds to a three-nil defeat.

Liverpool, Anfield, Atalanta, UEFA Europa League, defeat, Gianluca Scamacca, Luis Diaz, Jurgen Klopp, Diogo Jota, troll, savage.
Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz looked crestfallen after Liverpool's 3-0 loss to Europa League. Photo by Crystal Pix/MB Media.
Source: Getty Images

The loss marked Liverpool's first setback of the season across all competitions at Anfield.

For context, it was their maiden defeat at their fabled fortress in 34 games, per Squawka, with their last defeat being a 5-2 mauling by Real Madrid in February 2023.

This leaves the Reds' Europa League ambitions in serious jeopardy in Jurgen Klopp's final season as coach of the Merseyside outfit, as noted by Eurosport.

Meaning their hopes of winning the treble after missing out on the quadruple following a loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup are slowly fading away.

Fans savagely mock Liverpool

After their chastening loss, opposing fans, who appeared to enjoy Liverpool's downfall, took to social media to troll them.

@BenopaOnyx1 aimed a dig at Liverpool's home invincibility, which Atalanta rubbished:

"This is Anfield, This Is Anfield, but you’re drinking 3 goals lmao. Liverpool is dead 😂😂😂😂😂😂"

@ThePeakSantiSubscribe wrote:

"I'm crying. Liverpool fans spent all week lecturing us about Europe, only to drink 3 goals from Atalanta."

Another user, @_owurakuampofo, added:

"Liverpool are being disciplined at their own home patch by Atalanta."

@interiorsplug claimed:

"Man United broke Liverpool."

@Chief4eva1 concluded:

"Liverpool is finished."

Roma down Milan as Leverkusen soar above West Ham

In other Europa League quarter-final matchups, Sports Brief highlighted Gianluca Mancini's pivotal goal, giving Roma a narrow edge over AC Milan with a 1-0 victory at the San Siro.

Mancini's early strike in the 17th minute secured a hard-fought win for his side, providing them with a lead to protect in the upcoming second leg in Rome.

Daniele De Rossi's charges will aim to extend their European campaign and reach a third final in as many years.

Meanwhile, Jonas Hofmann and Victor Boniface made impactful contributions off the bench, each scoring a goal to secure Bayer Leverkusen's 2-0 victory over West Ham in their Europa League quarter-final first leg clash at home.

Authors
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe photo
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
Tags
WorldJürgen Klopp