BELGRADE, SERBIA - Tuesday, November 6, 2018: FK Crvena zvezda Milan Pavkov (L) celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) and Liverpool FC at Stadion Rajko Miti?. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Painful watching Lallana,” “Diabolical, no creativity whatsoever” – Fans react to Liverpool defeat at Red Star

Liverpool fell to a 2-0 defeat at Red Star in the Champions League, with fans unhappy at the selection and performance of several players.

Red Star Belgrade 0-2 Liverpool

Champions League; Marakana Stadium, Belgrade
6 November, 2018

Goals: Pavkov 22′, 29′.


Adam Lallana was again well below-par in a difficult first half for the Reds.


Though in fairness, few players came out of the first half with any credit at all as the Reds went in two down at the break.




The lethargic performance didn’t go down well, with a lack of pressing or creativity leading to no goal threat.


“Diabolical. No creativity whatsoever – we are missing the ox – there has been no gegenpress this season whatsoever.” – Nabhan Hashim Shiraz on Facebook.

“This is what happens when you have a totally toothless midfield, there is nobody feeding the front 3, 2 behind already, and I fear it will get worse, shocking play.” – Tim Price on Facebook.


Jurgen Klopp took a fair amount of the blame for his tactics and selections.


“Klopp has no idea needs to stop underestimating teams” – Moses Labistour on Facebook.

“JK ‘s change of tactics to consolidate defence this year has only succeeded in producing toothless midfield and attack…. Shambolic.” – YNWA It Means Never Ever on the forums.


Positives were few and far between and fans feel the forwards must now step up in a big way.


“Attack that is at best inconsistent, turns over the ball far too often, and struggles to create good chances.” – Arminius on the forums.


The route to reaching the last 16 looks difficult indeed now for the Reds…though not impossible, if form is rediscovered.

“It’s funny, we have put ourselves in a situation where we may need to top the group to qualify – quite likely need two wins, which has a good chance of topping the group. Four more points could well be third.” – Arminius on the forums.

“I think I’ve given up qualifying, this was a shambles. Not even a shot on target until the 70th minute. As for spending five minutes passing it around at the back for it only to go forward and be lost.

I give up, not sure what needs sorting but it does.” – mattyhurst on the forums.

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