Jürgen Klopp warns Liverpool to improve or face Champions League exit

Beware...The Tunnel Of Doom

Beware...The Tunnel Of Doom

Liverpool's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League were dealt a significant blow as they slumped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool now have a hard task on their hands as they prepare to take on Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli in their final two group games.

Jurgen Klopp's side now sit top of Group C on six points after thrashing Red Star Belgrade 4-0 in the reverse fixture at Anfield last month but the Reds boss knows it will be a much tougher task this evening in front of the hostile Marakana crowd.

The Swiss national footballer transferred to Liverpool from Stoke City in the pre-season transfer window and has impressed club manager Jurgen Klopp, bagging a goal and two assists from seven appearances so far this season.

Earlier in the match Daniel Sturridge had a chance to put the Reds 1-0 up, when the scores were level, but blasted half volley over the bar.

Socceroos defender Milos Degenek is expected to play a key role again at the heart of the Red Star defence.

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".

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With the confidence flowing, Pavkov then doubled Red Star's advantage six minutes later, holding off the challenge of Georginio Wijnaldum before steadying himself and firing home from 25-yards out.

'I think the chances aren't going in for us, we had a number of times in front of goal, times where the goalkeeper saved and times where we weren't on target.

Liverpool suffered defeat at Red Star Belgrade, while Thierry Henry's AS Monaco were on the end of thumping by Club Brugge. A few we had to make and a few we wanted to but it is easy to say it didn't work out in the end.

Liverpool also chose to start with first-choice striker Roberto Firmino on the bench.

Klopp recognised his initial error at half-time by throwing on Firmino and Joe Gomez at the break.

Not to mention the likes of Lallana, Matip and Sturridge failing to provide adequate squad depth at times when they're needed most.

Red Star Belgrade have conceded just five goals in their past 14 home games in European competition, keeping nine clean sheets in this run.

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