Liverpool were surprisingly defeated from the middle of nowhere, Crvena Zvezda or also known as Red Star Belgrade in the continuation of the 4th matchdays (group phase) of the European Champions League early morning (07/11) local time. During the match, the finalist of the last season’s European Champions League missed 2 goals, and not even able to score a single goal back until the game ended. Associated with the defeat, Jurgen Klopp admitted it was difficult to explain the cause behind the defeat of his care team.
As is known, Liverpool travel to Bulgaria to face host Red Star Belgrade in the continuation of the 4th matchdays (group phase) on Wednesday morning (07/11) local time. On paper, of course Liverpool are more favored to win in that match, they are also superior to player material compared to the home team. But in fact, the Reds actually missed 2 goals throughout the game.
Two goals were even printed by the same player, Milan Pavkov in the 22nd and 29th minute. The 2-0 score in the first half lasted until the break, although Marseyside Team created several chances. The same thing happened in the second half, Mohamad Salah cs created many chances but none of the goals they could print to change the scoreboard. As a result, the score 2-0 became the final score of this match.
This defeat made the Reds sit in the ranked 2nd in the standings, with the same number of points from the top, Napoli. Although, there are still opportunities to qualify for the knockout stages, still this defeat is disappointing. As a coach, Jurgen Klopp himself confused how to explain the cause behind this tragic defeat.
“I only had ten fingers. We had the first big chance through Daniel [Sturridge], very big. Every goal in a game like this will bring the game in a specific direction. The atmosphere, the noise, is not a problem for us, but after the opponent’s second goal happens they can kiss it.”
“We made the match easy for them. They deserve to win with the passion that has been shown. We lost the talisman, not in general and we have to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” said Klopp when asked what was wrong with his troops so they lost.