James Milner rues missed chances after loss to Red Star

Reports: Klopp Considering Dropping Shaqiri From Belgrade Visit

Reports: Klopp Considering Dropping Shaqiri From Belgrade Visit

Xherdan Shaqiri has not made the trip to Serbia for Liverpool's Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade as Jurgen Klopp is keen to avoid off-the-pitch distractions. The boys are very disappointed, I'm very disappointed.

It was Liverpool's third successive Champions League away defeat - the club's worst run in 39 years - and Klopp's side will travel to Paris Saint-Germain later this month before hosting Napoli at Anfield on December 11 in the final round of group matches.

"Then more or less straight away they score the second one and then the atmosphere was completely different, you could feel it".

That is the verdict of BT Sport pundit and former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman.

"We have to cool the situation down because [we] can not clarify that situation tonight - and it's not our job".

This season Jurgen Klopp's side's priority is the Premier League, where they've started brilliantly, but they still have designs on trying to better their surprising run from last season.

Daniel Sturridge, who started up front for Liverpool in place of Roberto Firmino, sidefooted over the bar from close range in the first half and Mohamed Salah saw his shot strike the post after halftime.

He leapt highest at a corner to head in a right-wing delivery from Marko Marin and put Red Star ahead.

Their match away at Red Star Belgrade kicks off at 18:55 CET on Tuesday.

Sadio Mane had a great chance to give the visitors a lifeline, but failed to force the ball across the line from point-blank range.

For that reason Klopp said a pragmatic decision was taken to leave the player at home to allow the focus to remain on football. A deflected cross from Liverpool left back Andrew Robertson also bounced onto the crossbar after the break.

After making the £52million switch to Liverpool, his transition into life as a Reds wasn't as smooth as some might have expected but there is no denying that he still has all the tools required to become a fantastic player under Klopp.

Shaqiri was born in Kosovo, whose independence is not recognised by the Serbian government, and is a point of contention in many eastern European countries.

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