Red Star upsets Liverpool in Champions League

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Liverpool's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League were dealt a significant blow as they slumped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday evening.

"There's some great teams in this group with Napoli and PSG but I don't think anybody had Liverpool losing to Red Star, but actually they were the better team". Pavlov then showed another side of his game, shrugging off Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to get the ball onto his right foot and smash a fierce shot past goalkeeper Alisson from 25 meters.

"We are Liverpool, a big club, a football team but we don't have any message further than that".

Sitting in third place with 27 points after 11 games, Liverpool are enjoying their best start to a domestic season since the commercial rebranding of England's top division.

Milan Pavkov scored a first half brace for Red Star Belgrade.

"I don't say it is already serious if you lose twice but we have to make sure it will not not happen again as the next game is an away game [against Paris St Germain] before a very hard home game against Napoli".

Two weeks later, Red Star - playing in front of a loud and passionate home crowd - kept Liverpool's fearsome attacking unit quiet and, in Pavkov, had their own star striker. He knows you can't win on hugs alone, and will be doing everything possible to try to lift this Liverpool side back up to the levels we all know they can play at.

Left-back Andy Robertson, playing nearly as an out-and-out winger after the break, saw a cross deflected on to the top of the crossbar, while Salah finally forced a save out of Milan Borjan, hitting a post with his next effort.

The Reds' next Champions League fixture is also set to take them a long way from Anfield, with a trip to Paris Saint-Germain set to be taken in on November 28.

'It made sense to make a few changes, a few we had to make and a few we wanted to but it is easy to say it didn't work out in the end, ' said Klopp.

"You don't want to go into the last game needing to beat Napoli or Napoli needing a draw or anything like that".

The Reds may be second in the Premier League table, but they have won just three of their last nine games in all competitions.

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