Klopp on Liverpool's Detractors Because of Man City's Form

Klopp on Liverpool's Detractors Because of Man City's Form

Liverpool, last season's finalist, arrived in Belgrade in first place in the group but will be overtaken by either Napoli or Paris Saint-Germain, who meet in Naples later Tuesday. "That's why we lost 2-0". I saw a few games like this already and it is really hard to find your mojo.

"It feels a bit like this season can only be a success in the moment - from how I feel it from all the questions I got asked after games and around games - if we become champions in a year where our competitors are the champions of last year, the champions of two years ago [Chelsea], a refreshed Arsenal and a more experienced Tottenham and Man United".

He said: "I would be really an idiot - a few people think I am but not that much - if I would talk about any goal difference before that game". "We are here to get results like all the other teams as well".

Jurgen Klopp has apologised for the fact that his side are not Manchester City.

Jordan Henderson is also back in contention after overcoming a niggling hamstring injury that's hampered him in recent weeks but Klopp may be cautious with the midfielder so he might be eased in to action from the bench.

"We tried to change for the second half". The Reds have to play PSG and Napoli in their final two games, and they'll likely need at least four points to feel good about their chances.

Here in no particular order, we present five reasons why Liverpool lost the match to Red Star Belgrade.

Jokanovic will be well aware that Liverpool's players will be fired up to make amends.

Klopp also chose to start with Trent Alexander-Arnold, and while the 19-year-old's impressive trajectory can not be underwritten, it is pertinent to note that he has suffered a dip in form this season, and has struggled in tough away matches, with Klopp preferring to start Joe Gomez in such conditions.

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His drive and trickery on the ball should see the Reds play with renewed vigour in the middle of the park after a frankly shocking display against Red Star Belgrade.

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Red Star Belgrade blew Champions League Group C wide open and loosened Liverpool's grip on top spot after Milan Pavkov scored a first-half brace in a 2-0 win.

It was nearly a ideal evening for Red Star - who became the first Serbian team to win a Champions League group-stage game - but Filip Stojkovic was visibly frustrated as he was carted off the field with an injury in the second half.

"The boys are very disappointed, I'm very disappointed and we have to do better".

Adam Lallana nearly got Liverpool back in the game moments later but his header was deflected just wide, and Sturridge then fired wide from just inside the box. "We must show more effort". The atmosphere singing-wise, noise-wise, was not a problem but the atmosphere after the second goal especially - in the whole club - they could smell it. "We don't have a lot of problems". We all have to deal with it.

It was also the Merseyside club's third consecutive away defeat in the Champions League - the club's worst run at the highest level of European competition since 1979.

There was to be no way back for Liverpool as the Red Star fans celebrated a famous victory.

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