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Red Star upsets Liverpool in Champions League

08 November 2018

This season Jurgen Klopp's side's priority is the Premier League, where they've started brilliantly, but they still have designs on trying to better their surprising run from last season.

Mohamed Salah fired over the bar shortly afterwards to sum up a poor first half for Liverpool, with Daniel Sturridge also missing an early chance for the visitors when he volleyed over the bar from close range.

A few minutes later El Fardou Ben Nabouhane, Red Star's top scorer, brought a fine save out of Alisson with a powerful drive from long distance. Last season's Champions League finalists must now attempt to pick up points from their upcoming fixtures against Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli to avoid an embarrassing group-stage exit. They deserved it for the passion they showed.

And it has ultimately left Liverpool with real work to do in their final games away to PSG and at home to Napoli. "We need to come together as a team and try to give what the gaffer wants, try to get the spark and try to win games more comfortably".

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"We had chances but we weren't ruthless enough, weren't patient enough".

Liverpool made it all the way to the Champions League final last season, but this season they are going to have to put it together to just get out of the group stage.

Forward Milan Pavkov headed his side into the lead after 21 minutes and fired a powerful effort into the bottom corner to make it 2-0 shortly afterwards.

Klopp said Liverpool lost their mojo during the Group C reverse on Tuesday and sought answers from his players on their return to Melwood.

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But Liverpool should have been in front in the 17th minute when the ball ran kindly for Daniel Sturridge inside the six-yard box, but the England worldwide somehow managed to blaze over the bar when completely unmarked.

It was supposed to be an easy six points against the Serbian outfit, but the Reds have taken just three. Then more or less straight away they score the second one and then the atmosphere was completely different, you could feel it.

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.

"As players we've got to take full responsibility and make sure it doesn't happen again", Lallana told LFCTV.

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Red Star upsets Liverpool in Champions League