Jota and Liverpool destroy Atlanta.

Diogo Jota staked a major claim for a regular Liverpool starting berth by hitting a hat-trick in their hammering of Atalanta.

Handed a start ahead of Roberto Firmino, he wasted no time in giving Jürgen Klopp further food for thought with two brilliant first half finishes – each showcasing his various qualities.

The rampant Reds made it three after the break when Mo Salah raced through from his own half after an Atalanta corner before being allowed to cut onto his left foot to curl home.

Sadio Mané dinked in a fourth moments later as the hosts capitulated further, allowing Jota to complete the fifth hat-trick of his career and first in the Champions League.