Champions League: Red Star Belgrade upset Liverpool

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Xherdan Shaqiri has been left out of Liverpool's squad for Tuesday's Champions League match at Red Star Belgrade because of the reception that might await him after his World Cup goal celebration against Serbia.

"We had the first big chance with Daniel [Sturridge], a very big one".

It was Liverpool's third successive Champions League away defeat - the club's worst run in 39 years - and Klopp's side will travel to Paris Saint-Germain later this month before hosting Napoli at Anfield on December 11 in the final round of group matches.

However, it was Belgrade who started better as Milan Pavkov netted a quick-fire brace to put the hosts 2-0 up before the 30-minute mark.

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Red Star are bottom of the group on just one point and have virtually no chance of qualifying for the knockout stages ahead of Liverpool, Napoli or PSG so coach Vladan Milojevic has admitted they are playing for pride this evening. "We need to be concentrated all the time, because every pause and the smallest little thing is immediately punished".

However, they are a different proposition at home and after holding Napoli to a 0-0 draw in their group opener, they kept Liverpool at bay after the break.

The Liverpool boss and his side travel to Belgrade, Serbia to take on Red Star in the competition's group stage.

Although he was keen to play, Klopp says he is understanding of the decision.

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The 27-year-old, whose parents are Kosovar-Albanian, was born in the former Yugoslav city of Gjilan which is now part of Kosovo, a state Serbia still refuses to recognise despite its declaration of independence in 2008.

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.

While this supporter reckons Klopp failed to show Red Star enough respect for starting the pair.

"And I said it, he's our player, he will play a lot of games for us but not [on Tuesday], that's all".

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This fan reckons no manager serious about winning trophies would have Lallana and Matip in the squad, never mind start them in a Champions League match.