Europa League: Manchester United Ace Savagely Celebrates Liverpool’s Home Defeat to Atalanta

Europa League: Manchester United Ace Savagely Celebrates Liverpool’s Home Defeat to Atalanta

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2024 at 8:15 AM
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  • Liverpool suffered a shock 3-0 loss to Atalanta in the Europa League
  • The defeat served as a bitter blow to Jurgen Klopp’s treble ambitions
  • One Man United star appeared to celebrate the Reds’ latest setback

Liverpool’s surprise defeat to Atalanta at Anfield on Thursday, April 11, prompted a swift response from a Manchester United player.

Jurgen Klopp’s side hosted the Italian giants in the Europa League quarter-final first leg in what was potentially the German’s last European night at Anfield.

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Dominik Szoboszlai and Ibrahima Konate look dejected after Atalanta's third goal during the Europa League 2023/24 Quarter-Final on April 11, 2024. Photo by Visionhaus.
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In a performance that was littered with schoolboy mistakes and instances of poor marking, Liverpool were made to pay for not taking the few chances they had, as Gianluca Scamacca scored a brace while Mario Pasalic scored a late goal to cap off a miserable night for Liverpool,

Man United star responds to Liverpool loss

On social media, the Atalanta win delighted one Manchester United player, who could not hide his joy.

According to talkSPORT, striker Rasmus Hojlund took to his Instagram stories to share a photo of Atalanta players celebrating along with the caption, “Mola Mia”, which translates to “Never give up.”

Some fans took Hojlund’s post as a subtle dig at United’s fierce rivals Liverpool, but some saw it as the Dane simply appreciating his former club. Perhaps it was a little bit of both.

Before moving to Manchester United in the summer of 2023, Hojlund spent a season with Gian Piero Gasperini’s team.

The former Sturm Graz marksman scored 10 goals and provided four assists at Atalanta before Erik ten Hag took up his services for £64 million.

Despite a slow start at Old Trafford that saw him goalless in 14 appearances, Hojlund finally got off the mark for his new team and has contributed 13 goals and two assists for United across all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.

Liverpool trolled after heavy defeat

Sports Brief also reported on social media reactions after Liverpool’s defeat to Atalanta.

The Reds have one foot out of the Europa League after the 3-0 defeat as their hopes for a treble suffered a severe blow.

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

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

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.