Out-of-favour Liverpool Star Denies Celebrating Reds' Defeat

Lynette Rowe
November 10, 2018

Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson has admitted that the Reds might have lost some of their "spark" in recent performances, particularly in Champions League away games after a second defeat in as many outings against Red Star Belgrade earlier this week.

The 27-year-old made it clear at that time he would not be requesting to miss the fixture in Belgrade, while Klopp said he would consider the matter in the coming days. That's the Champions League - there are no teams that enter this competition that give you wins.

'We are Liverpool FC, a big club, a football team but we don't have any message further than that.

Three minutes later, Red Star had their first goal, a brilliant header from a corner from Pavkov.

"We scored at the right times at Anfield but they are a different beast at home and they proved that against Napoli when they got a draw here", he told a news conference.

"It's on us to take responsibility and we need to bounce back in the next two games".

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"We gave the ball away and that's not cool in a game like this, an atmosphere like this, a situation like this".

But roared on by a vociferous home support, the Serbian champions were inspired to condemn Liverpool to a second defeat in the group after also losing at Napoli last month. You don't forget about these results quickly and that's what happens.

A daunting trip to the Parc de Princes awaits on November 28 - although a win would guarantee qualification - and Klopp hopes to have discovered a solution by then. We knew this group was going to be tough and it's proving that way.

"Maybe we are missing a bit of a spark in terms of not winning four or five-nil in most games, but if he thinks that we need to try and get it back", said the Scottish captain.

A third successive Champions League away defeat equalled the run of 1979 which was "achieved" over three seasons not three successive matches.

"We believe we can win every game, that's always been the case with us". They arrived in Belgrade in first place in the group but has ceded the initiative and will be overtaken by either Napoli or Paris Saint-Germain, who meet in Naples later Tuesday.

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