Champions League: Diogo Jota’s grabs hat-trick as Liverpool crush Atalanta 5-0

Champions League: Diogo Jota’s grabs hat-trick as Liverpool crush Atalanta 5-0 

Diogo Jota’s grabs hat-trick as Liverpool crush Atalanta 5-0.

In-form Diogo Jota scored a terrific hat-trick as Liverpool made a big Champions League statement of intent with a stunning win at Atalanta.

Portugal international Jota showed why he was given a start ahead of Roberto Firmino by scoring for a fourth consecutive game, dinking in a delightful opener before doubling the lead with a thumping strike at the near post.

He completed his triple in the second period, collecting Sadio Mane’s pass before going round goalkeeper Marco Sportiello and slotting into an open net.

In between Jota’s third, the Reds netted two quick-fire goals at the start of the second half as Mohamed Salah took full advantage of an exposed backline to run clear and curl home and Mane clipped in the fourth.