Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade : Tonight’s mission, on its surface, is simple enough. Go to Belgrade. Get three points. Get home safely. Of course, that was also Napoli’s mission on the first matchday, but the Italian side went home with a disappointing scoreless draw. However, if the Reds accomplish said task, they will be in a very strong position to advance, or possibly even win the group, depending on the Napoli-PSG match.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool
Uefa Champions League 2018/19
Venue: Rajko Mitić Stadium
Date: Tuesday, 6 November
Kick-off: 5:55pm GMT
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Live
A win could see the Reds open up a three-point gap at the top with two matches remaining, or possibly a chance to eliminate PSG with just a draw. But that’s all speculative, the important part is getting those three points. Let’s do it.
Liverpool know another win against Red Star Belgrade will see them take a giant step towards the Champions League knockout stages.
Jurgen Klopp’s side sit top of Group C after thrashing Red Star 4-0 at Anfield on Matchday 3, but travel to the Serbian capital with group rivals Napoli and PSG still breathing down their necks.
With their final two group games coming away to PSG and at home to Napoli, Liverpool cannot afford to slip up in Serbia with one top team guaranteed an early exit from the competition.
Mohamed Salah reached 50 goals for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s side got their Champions League campaign back on track with a comfortable victory over Red Star Belgrade at Anfield.
Defeat by Napoli last time out made this a must-win game in the battle with the Italians and Paris St Germain for the qualifying spots, and Liverpool’s class told as they ran out 4-0 winners.
Roberto Firmino continued his fine scoring record in the competition with the opener in the 20th minute before Salah took over, netting his first just before half-time and then scoring a penalty shortly after the break to make it 50 goals in just 65 Reds appearances.
A second penalty was missed by Sadio Mane but the forward made amends moments later to net Liverpool’s fourth.