EPL giants Liverpool silenced 2-0 by Red Star Belgrade in Champions League

EPL giants Liverpool silenced 2-0 by Red Star Belgrade in Champions League

Group C underdogs Red Star Belgrade hammered former Champions League finalists Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday, November 6, at Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia.

Red Star's Milan Pavkov opened the scoring account for the night after rising above Virgin Van Dijk to plant a powerful header right into the corner.

EPL giants Liverpool silenced 2-0 by Red Star Belgrade in Champions League

Milan Pavkov (L) in action against Georginio Wijnaldum (R) of Liverpool during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic Stadium.

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After having had a poor start to their Uefa Champions League campaign and only managing to score a single goal so far, Belgrad managed to score two goals in one half.

Pavkov then made Liverpool's worst fears a reality when he dribbled through the middle straight through Wijnaldum and let a thunderous strike fly high and beyond goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

The ball went screaming to the top corner to give Belgrade a comfortable 2-0 margin going into the break.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah was desperate to try level things for the his Merseyside team in the second half but all his efforts were thwarted.

EPL giants Liverpool silenced 2-0 by Red Star Belgrade in Champions League

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool looks down during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 6, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Liverpool brought on Gomez and Firmino in exchange off Alexander-Arnold and Sturridge to try and create more attacking depth, but the Serbians held strong to their 2-0 victory.

Red Star coach Vladan Milojevic will be happy with the victory against what is arguably one of the toughest UCL opponents.

On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp will head back to the drawing board to try figure out how he will tackle Paris Saint-Germian who are up next in the Red's UCL campaign.

Liverpool's qualification to the next round is now under risk and will hope that PSG and Napoli draw to at least give them some breathing space.

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