Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

The Embarrassing Stats For Liverpool After They Lose To Red Star Belgrade

The Embarrassing Stats For Liverpool After They Lose To Red Star Belgrade

Liverpool have left Swiss worldwide Xherdan Shaqiri out of the squad for Tuesday's Champions League tie at Red Star Belgrade, saying they were uncertain over what sort of reception he would receive in the Serbian capital.

The Reds let their lead slip at Arsenal on Saturday in the Premier League as they drew 1-1 in north London.

They have now slipped to another reversal in Serbia and suffered three successive away defeats in the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said on the club's website on Monday: "It's a situation where we will go to the fantastic city of Belgrade as a football team to play football".

We had the moments, we played good balls in at the right moments, but then we had the ball in the box and could not really finish.

Last season Liverpool defied expectation by getting to the final of the Champions League, only to lose following Loris Karius' infamous display and Gareth Bale's incredible first goal.

Liverpool's group C prospects are suddenly more complicated than they should be with games at Paris Saint-Germain and home to Napoli to come.

"Napoli found it tough when they came here and we knew it was going to be a tough place to come".

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United fought back through Anthony Martial after he was smartly found by Alexis Sanchez just before the break. Asked about his team talk at half-time, Mourinho continued: "I started off positive".

Yes, Liverpool had the vast majority of possession and territory in the second half of the game, but in truth they rarely threatened bar a half chance here and there.

Changes were needed and Klopp acted swiftly, bringing on Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez at half-time for Sturridge and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The kick-off time for Red Star vs Liverpool is 6:55pm, while that of Juventus vs Man United is 9pm.

Two goals in seven first-half minutes from Milan Pavkov earned all three points for the hosts, whose vocal fans did their utmost to create an intimidating atmosphere inside the stadium.

Wijnaldum moved to Anfield from Newcastle in 2016 and helped the Reds to the Champions League final past year.

It certainly promises to be one to watch as Red Star Belgrade take on Liverpool.

Liverpool have only lost one of their last 11 group stage games in the Champions League (W5 D5), scoring 33 goals in total during this run (an average of 3 per game).

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