Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool 'lost their mojo' in Red Star Belgrade defeat

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool 'lost their mojo' in Red Star Belgrade defeat

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool 'lost their mojo' in Red Star Belgrade defeat

Salah missed two good chances within a minute for Liverpool midway through the second half, forcing a good save from Red Star keeper Milan Borjan before he shaved the outside of the post with a shot from the edge of the penalty box.

Liverpool were not at the races in Serbia and they were punished for it.

They are no longer the swashbuckling attacking juggernaut that steamrolled teams last season. So we have to admit, congratulations Red Star, well deserved.

The English club have now lost both of their away games in the group stage, having been beaten 1-0 at Napoli last month.

Almost three decades on, Red Star don't have a household name in their squad and needed to qualify for the group stage through the playoffs.

Home fans inside Rajko Mitić Stadium, also known locally as "Marakana", in the Serbian capital, let their feelings known to the 5-time champions of Europe with the carefully-planned and expletive-laden chant.

The hosts seemed fired up by it - winger Marko Marin was shown a yellow card for protesting in the fifth minute. It is too early to say that is how it is.

Former Premier League striker Micky Quinn has criticised Liverpool's squad after their shock 2-0 Champions League defeat to Red Star Belgrade, reserving special condemnation for midfielder James Milner.

"That's the Champions League and there are no teams that enter this competition that give you wins", Lallana said. The boys are very disappointed, I'm very disappointed.

"It was a game we lost and that happened not 20 times so far". "One of them, they scored and the block worked [on] Virgil in that area". They scored with a header after the corner and the second goal was out of the blue.

Red Star moved onto four points, two behind Liverpool, and their home form means they still has a chance of a top-two finish. In Liverpool we controlled the game, tonight we didn't. We all have to deal with it.

While Liverpool are boosted by the return of Keita from an injury, they continue to be without the services of club captain Jordan Henderson, with the manager claiming the Englishman was close to a return.

The Serbian champions' next match will be away at Napoli on November 28, when Liverpool will face a tough match away at Paris Saint-Germain.

With the confidence flowing, Pavkov then doubled Red Star's advantage six minutes later, holding off the challenge of Georginio Wijnaldum before steadying himself and firing home from 25-yards out.

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