Gian Piero Gasperini accepts Atalanta won Liverpool because they "expressed our concepts of football very well." La Dea are only the second Italian team to win at Anfield in the Champions League after Fiorentina in December 2009, and the fifth Italians to win here in all competition.
The others were Roma in 2001, Fiorentina in 2009, and Udinese in 2012.
Liverpool did not strike a shot on target, while
advanced even more after Ilicic and Robin Gosens.
Undoubtedly, it is very satisfying to win here against a side of such quality, as we as it being a fundamental result for our Champions League campaign.
It’s an exceptional turnaround as Liverpool won 5-0 in Bergamo.
We played much better than the first game in Bergamo, as we moved the ball better, were technically more precise and didn’t make those mistakes again.
Liverpool are on top of the Champions League group with nine points, after Atalanta and Ajax on seven.
I am pleased for Ilicic, he needs to rediscover his confidence and this is a very important goal for him,
added in the press conference.
This is a stadium that everyone sees as the history of football. Liverpool were unbeaten here in 64 games, so perhaps this is our most prestigious ever victory. It should give us a boost and more confidence going forward, because we played with real quality.