Changes: Predicted Liverpool Lineup vs Red Star Belgrade

Changes: Predicted Liverpool Lineup vs Red Star Belgrade

Changes: Predicted Liverpool Lineup vs Red Star Belgrade

Liverpool will be without Xherdan Shaqiri for their Champions League trip to Belgrade on Tuesday evening, with the Swiss worldwide being left at home for safety reasons following his Albanian eagle celebration against Serbia at the World Cup. The boys are very disappointed, I'm very disappointed.

Jurgen Klopp's side now sit top of Group C on six points after thrashing Red Star Belgrade 4-0 in the reverse fixture at Anfield last month but the Reds boss knows it will be a much tougher task this evening in front of the hostile Marakana crowd.

A Milan Pavkov double put the hosts in dreamland in the first half and they saw off pressure from Liverpool after half time to complete an historic win.

Liverpool must now win their final two games against Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain, and Milner admitted the performance in Serbia was inexcusable.

That is the verdict of BT Sport pundit and former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman.

'Rome was a special atmosphere (last season) and we dealt with that pretty well.

Last season's Champions League finalists paid for a sloppy start and Jurgen Klopp's decision to make three changes from the side that started a 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Saturday.

"He's a wonderful player but in the past nine of his appearances for Liverpool he has scored once - against Red Star Belgrade - and not managed a single assist".

But the introduction of Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez did little to galvanise the Reds and Red Star held on to claim a famous victory. They last played in the European Cup in 1991 as holders, when beating the likes of Liverpool would not have been regarded as such a surprise.

The 27-year-old is an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, where a Serb crackdown on the Albanian population ended with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military intervention in 1999.

Explaining Shaqiri's non-inclusion in the squad, Klopp told "It's a situation where we will go to the fantastic city of Belgrade as a football team to play football".

Here's how to watch Red Star versus Liverpool online.

The Serbian champions will hope that their supporters will make a difference on Tuesday evening and help them get a positive result to make some noise in a highly competitive Champions League Group C which also consists of Italian power Napoli and French champions PSG.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.