Red Star Belgrade vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Jurgen Klopp chats with Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri as he's substituted

Jurgen Klopp chats with Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri as he's substituted

An away loss to Napoli took the shine off their win but they picked up their second win against Red Star Belgrade to top the table at the half-way mark.

"I think Liverpool underestimated us and consequently paid for that mistake".

The Reds are now third, level on points with second placed Chelsea and just two points behind leaders Manchester City, with all three sides still unbeaten. It is not what we wanted and we will go for the other two games 100 per cent.

Red Star's pass accuracy was just 57 percent, while Liverpool's was 82 percent.

"I'm of the belief you start with your strongest team, get the game won and then get off the players you want to rest".

The midfield three of James Milner, Adam Lallana and Gini Wijnaldum failed to make a single successful tackle between them at Rajko Mitić Stadium, via The Liverpool Echo. [There were] a lot of balls which don't count as a shot on target because we missed the target. We never came back into situations. "Last season it was like that, when we reached the Champions League final and also did very well in the Premier League, although City managed to open a good lead and did not give anyone a chance to catch up".

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However, they did score in both those games and they still have a realistic chance of finishing runner-up in this group.

"We're still confident we'll get through but we need to go to try and prove that now".

And it has ultimately left Liverpool with real work to do in their final games away to PSG and at home to Napoli. Of course, we need to make sure it will not happen again otherwise it will be hard because the next game is already an away game again and the last one is a very hard home game against Napoli.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could be set to ring the changes when the Reds return to Premier League action against Fulham this weekend. As I said, they deserved it with the passion they fought [with]. We have to do better, we have to do better. A win at Paris Saint-Germain this month combined with a positive result for Napoli at home to Red Star would secure a place in the knockout phase for last season's beaten finalists.

"It's on us to take responsibility and we need to bounce back in the next two games".

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