Changes: Predicted Liverpool Lineup vs Red Star Belgrade

Lynette Rowe
November 6, 2018

Liverpool supporters will hope that the Reds can duplicate the form from their matchup against the Serbian club two weeks ago in the Champions League as Mohamed Salah led the Reds with a brace in a convincing 4-0 win at Anfield.

There was to be no way back for Liverpool as the Red Star fans celebrated a famous victory.

The club has also enjoyed a strong start to the Premier League, now sitting in third place, just two points behind leaders Manchester City. The Serbian government refuses to recognise Kosovo's independence.

He's proven this season that he can change games when given the chance, and a fixture against the weakest team in the group would give Klopp the chance to rest and rotate before the next round of Premier League fixtures.

On the Red Star game against Liverpool, Nicholas said, "This is a volatile situation so not taking Xherdan Shaqiri they're trying to diffuse the situation".

The attacking midfielder was born in Kosovo and is of ethnic Albanian descent.

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The 27-year-old made headlines during the World Cup after celebrating his victor for Switzerland against Serbia by crossing his hands to imitate an eagle, which appears on Albania's flag.

Klopp handed a rest to Roberto Firmino with Daniel Sturridge starting up front and the English striker blazed over when it seemed easier to score with the goal at his mercy on 18 minutes.

But It was Red Star marksmen Pavkov who would catch the eye in the Rajko Mitic Stadium.

Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, preferred to Joe Gomez, allowed the towering forward to advance to within 30 yards and he unleashed a powerful shot which evaded Alisson Becker, who should have done far better.

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 global somehow managed to blaze over the bar when completely unmarked.

After three games, Liverpool top Group C on six points, with two wins and a loss, in a strong position to progress to the tournament's knockout stages. The Egyptian was also denied late on by Red Star goalkeeper Milan Borjan.

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