Stunning Liverpool player returns to training in time for Red Star clash

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Liverpool suffered defeat at Red Star Belgrade, while Thierry Henry's AS Monaco were on the end of thumping by Club Brugge.

Explaining Shaqiri's non-inclusion in the squad, Klopp told "It's a situation where we will go to the fantastic city of Belgrade as a football team to play football".

Sadio Mane has scored 11 goals in his last 12 appearances for Liverpool in the Champions League, with the most recent of those coming against Red Star in a 4-0 win. They last played in the European Cup in 1991 as holders, when beating the likes of Liverpool would not have been regarded as such a surprise. Andrew Robertson's deflected ball in came off the crossbar before Mohamed Salah's effort struck the post.

Van Dijk was easily outjumped for the opener by Pavkov before giving the same man far too much room to shoot from distance for his second shortly after.

Keita has travelled to Belgrade and while he is expected to start from the bench, a short cameo at the end of the game is also likely and will provide him with some match fitness as well as a way to get his confidence back up.

They have, however, conceded the most goals (10), faced the most shots (75) and most shots on target (36) of any team in the Champions League this season.

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"Asked what the player's reaction was the Reds boss said: "'OK, boss'. They arrived in Belgrade in first place in the group but has ceded the initiative and will be overtaken by either Napoli or Paris Saint-Germain, who meet in Naples later Tuesday.

Former Arsenal star Nicholas seems to think that the Reds will take all three points with a 2-0 victory.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner told United Kingdom broadcaster BT Sport that Liverpool had problems "all over the field" in the first half and never properly recovered.

The humiliating defeat to the Champions League minnows leaves Liverpool's hopes of progressing to the knockout stages in tatters.

However, defeat means they can not really afford to lose either of their two final round-robin matches against PSG and Napoli, who are both impressive sides.

"And I said it, he's our player, he will play a lot of games for us but not [on Tuesday], that's all".