LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal with Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs round second leg match between Liverpool FC and 1899 Hoffenheim at Anfield on August 23, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Liverpool put on a masterclass performance in the champions league group stage match against Atalanta.

Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick as Liverpool crushed Atalanta 5-0 in their Champions League Group D clash in Italy midweek.

Jota scored the first before adding a second on the 33 minute mark to put the visitors two-goals up at the break.

Atalanta needed to pull off a massive comeback from two goals down to come away with some points.

A week earlier Atalanta were able to come from behind to level out the game against Ajax 2-2, but Liverpool had other ideas and piled on three more goals in the second half.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane added two within four minutes, while Reds recruit Jota completed his hat-trick after 55 minutes.

Jurgen Klopp's side continues to impress even with superstars missing in key areas.

Liverpool are now at the top of Group D with a maximum points from three matches.