Red Star upsets Liverpool in Champions League

Red Star upsets Liverpool in Champions League

The result puts them behind the eight ball with games to come against Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli.

Fabinho had a tough outing against Arsenal but the more he plays, the better he will get in the Liverpool system.

With any bad result there is a mixture of negative emotions; disappointment, frustration, anger and hopelessness.

Red Star scored two quick goals in the first half, while Liverpool missed several guilt edged chances to get back into the game.

"The start was intense, that was clear", Klopp told reporters after the match. They were overrun and bullied by their Serbian opponents. It can't be many.

The Reds had stormed in a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner before Thomas Meuneir and Kylian Mbappe levelled.

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Red Star secured their first-ever Champions League group stage win after the towering striker's brace - the second of which was simply outstanding.

"I saw, unfortunately, a few games like this already and it's really hard to find your mojo back", surmised Klopp as Belgrade rocked to Red Star's first win in the competition for 26 years. So they could score that one and, out of the blue more or less, they scored the second one. You may think I have lost my mind after last night's tepid performance against Red Star Belgrade but their side is still packed full of quality and they still have the experience of last year's run to the final.

"In all areas, we didn't start and when you don't start well in the Champions League you can get punished".

It is not in Klopp's style to lose his temper straight after a match and he did not say anything to the squad before they boarded their late flight back to Merseyside; the German prefers to watch the replay of a game once, sometimes twice. We even saw one fan compare the former Southampton star to a trash can while another suggested Klopp should see him and sign Nabil Fekir.

"We have to make sure in Paris that we do better". We have to do better, we have to do better. There were a lot of moments when we could get in control of the game and we didn't do it, we made the wrong decisions. It is not what we wanted and we will go for the other two games 100 per cent.

" I don't think that's anything to do with being away or home, it just happened".

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