Liverpool had a comfortable 4-0 win against Red Star Belgrade in their previous UEFA Champions League fixture. But the challenge won’t be the same this time against Serbian Champions when the Reds will contest them at Rajko Mitić Stadium in a hostile ambience.
The hosts held mightly Napoli to a scoreless draw in their previous European encounter at home and would eye all three points to keep their European hopes alive. Liverpool, the runners-up last season, must show their resilience, mental strength and professionalism in order to make it to the knockouts of this prestigious competition.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Team News:
The Red & Whites’ hitman Richmond Boakye remains the only major concern through an injury woe. Srdjan Babic is likely to recover from his illness prior to this high-profile contest but back to back bookings in previous games rule out right-back Filip Stojkovic from this game.
Xherdan Shaqiri has not been included in the travelling squad following his controversial celebration after scoring against Serbia in the World Cup. Naby Keita and Dejan Lovren, however, are back from their respective thigh and muscle strains but skipper Jordan Henderson misses out once again through a hamstring injury.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:
Subs: Zoran Popovic, Nikola Stojiljković, Goran Causic, Veljko Simic, Dusan Jovancic, Jonathan Cafu, El Fardou Mohamed Ben Nabouhane.
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Red Star Stadium occurred back in October, 24th in a European Cup 2nd round 1st leg fixture where the hosts humbled the Reds by a 2-1 scoreline.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Stats:
Red Star Belgrade Win: 2
Liverpool Win: 1
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Key Players:
Red Star Belgrade will rely on their German veteran Marko Marin who had a failed stint at Chelsea but redefined his excellence in Serbian SuperLiga. El Fardou Ben Nabouhane and Milan Pavkov are in fine form too and are expected to feature against the Reds if Boakye fails to make it on time.
Liverpool’s front trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have been disappointing so far against the heavyweights but must exhibit their quality versus the Serbian Supergiants. A win is crucial for the visitors now as they will contest Napoli and Paris St-Germain in the remaining group stage fixtures.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Current Form (In All Competitions):
Red Star Belgrade: W-W-W-L-W
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Red Star Belgrade: 18
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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