Liverpool have not hit their best form but managed to maintain an unbeaten streak in Premier League and currently leading the league tally alongside Manchester City ( who are ahead on goal difference).
The Champions League runners-up last season had a dismal outing away at Naples which led to a 1-0 defeat in their previous European tie but must secure a commanding win on Wednesday night against Crvena Zvezda ( commonly known as Red Star Belgrade) to keep their knockout hopes alive from a tricky group consisting PSG and Napoli as well.
Red Star Belgrade, meanwhile, have won only once in 9 away outings against English opponents which, however, was claimed against Liverpool in November 1973. The Reds, on the other hand, have not lost back to back games in the Champions League group stage since November 2014 and must be upbeat to secure a comprehensive victory in front of home crowd.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Team news:
The Reds have a couple of concerns in midfield with Naby Keita and skipper Jordan Henderson are likely to miss the tie with their hamstring injury. James Milner is a doubt too but Sadio Mane has rejoined the group and is in contention to start the midweek fixture.
Red Star Belgrade have a couple of concerns in Nikola Stojiljkovic and Vujadin Savic who, however, are back in training and should be available for selection.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Probable Lineups:
Subs: Zoran Popovic, Marko Gobeljic, Dusan Jovancic, Lorenzo Ebecilio, El Fardou Ben Nabouhane, Milan Pavkov, Jonathan Cafu.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Last Meeting:
Their only meeting at Anfield occurred back on 06 November 1973 where the Reds were beaten 2-1 in a European Cup 2nd round 2nd leg tie.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Key Players:
The front trio of Liverpool has been highly disappointing so far. But the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah should uplift their game on Wednesday night and bag a few against the Serbian opponent. Xherdan Shaqiri has been impressive in limited minutes and might have a role to play for as well.
The visitors have a couple of prolific names in their ranks in ex-Juventus forward Richmond Boakye and former Chelsea midfield attacker Marko Marin who will look to upset the Reds from counter-attacking threats.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Head-to-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 0
Red Star Belgrade Win: 2
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Current Form (In All Competitions):
Red Star Belgrade: W-W-L-W-W
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Red Star Belgrade: 40
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Live Streaming:
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